Sam Houston State University (Student Program)
STARTALK Arabic Program at Sam Houston State U
- June 8, 2020 – June 26, 2020
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!
The STARTALK Arabic student program at Sam Houston State University aims to reach 30 high school and college students through 90 instructional hours over three weeks in June 2020. Through an integrated dynamic approach to language learning, the program intends to expose rural students of East Texas to Arabic language and culture, for most, likely their first interactions. “Let us set up an Arabic Festival” the theme for the program, will result in a mock festival where students will showcase their newly acquired skills, such as calligraphy, speaking, playing percussion with Derbakke, and performing Dabke. At end of the program, as a result of highly intensive interaction with the target language and culture, students will have achieved ACTFL standard of novice mid to novice high proficiency in Arabic language and culture and be able to interact with native speakers at a survival level.