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Summer Intensive: Overview
Summer Intensive Arabic: Beginner and Intermediate
Winter Intensive Arabic

OverviewOur Summer Intensive programs are eight-week courses, equivalent to one year of college-level study. Students may register for half of an intensive class, completing one semester of study in four weeks. Such students should register for "Intensive A" (the first four weeks) or "Intensive B" (the last four weeks).

ScheduleBeginner and Intermediate Intensives meet simultaneously from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from June 23 to August 15, 2014. "Intensive A" (the first four weeks) meets from June 23 to July 18, and the "Intensive B" (the last four weeks) meets from July 21 to August 15.

ApproachWe strive to balance written and verbal skills. Class time involves plenty of speaking and drilling, and the 45 minutes each day of pure conversational practice ensure that students will feel competent using their language skills in the real world. However, we give equal attention to developing students' grasp of the written language.


Summer Intensive Arabic

BeginnerBeginner Summer Intensive is for students with no prior exposure to Standard Arabic, the lingua franca of the Arab world. After finishing the eight-week course, students will be able to read, write, speak, and understand Arabic at an intermediate level.

Beginner CurriculumThe eight-week Beginner Intensive course covers all the material of our first year Standard Arabic curriculum (Arabic 1-7). (Students registering for Beginner Intensive B must have completed the material covered in our Arabic 1-3 courses.) You'll find an outline of these classes here. Students are required to spend time outside of class working with audio CDs and completing exercises in order to keep up with the rapid pace of this course.

IntermediateIntermediate Summer Intensive is for students who have completed the equivalent of one year of college-level Arabic. Students will greatly expand their understanding of Arabic verbs and greatly expand their vocabulary while approaching challenging readings. After finishing the eight-week course, students have greatly enhanced their listening and reading comprehension, and their comfort in producing the language in speech and writing. The Intermediate Intensive program is taught by instructor Maher Sabry.

Intermediate CurriculumThe eight-week Intermediate Intensive course covers all the material of our second year Standard Arabic curriculum (Intermediate Arabic 1-7). (Students registering for Intermediate Intensive B must have completed the material covered in our Intermediate Arabic 1-3 courses.) The full eight-week course begins with a thorough treatment of Arabic verbs, along with real-life listening comprehension drills. After this initial "boot camp," the course will cover the first six units of Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya with DVDs: A Textbook for Arabic, Part Two, Second Edition (Part 2).

ContinuationStudents who wish to continue their Arabic study at the end of summer have several options. In September we will offer Intermediate Arabic 1 for students who complete Beginner Intensive and Advanced Arabic 1 for those who complete Intermediate Intensive. Students with an interest in a specific region may also wish to enroll in a dialect course. We currently offer Moroccan, Tunisian, Egyptian, Levantine and Gulf dialects. These classes will be offered on weeknights.

We can also help students explore options for study abroad and other international opportunities, and will be happy to write letters of recommendation.

TuitionTuition for either eight-week course is $1,800 before May 9, 2014, and $2,200 for students who register after that date. Tuition includes a $500 non-refundable deposit. Tuition for half of either intensive course ("Intensive A" or "Intensive B") is $1,100 (including a non-refundable $250 deposit) regardless of when payment is made.

RegistrationRegistrants may secure their place in the class at any time by submitting the $500 deposit, but the full balance must be received before the first class meeting. In order to qualify for $1,800 tuition, full payment must be received by May 9, 2014. Students may register online. Tuition may be paid by credit or debit card, or by check (payable to Pacific Arabic Resources).


Winter Beginner Intensive Arabic

Our Winter Beginner Intensive program is a four-week course, equivalent to a nearly a half year of college-level Arabic.

CurriculumBeginner Winter Intensive is for students with no prior exposure to Standard Arabic, the lingua franca of the Arab world. After finishing the four-week course, students will be able to read and write the Arabic alphabet and will be able to express themselves about simple topics.

ScheduleWinter Beginner Intensive meets from 11am-1:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from January 6 to January 31, 2014.

ContinuationStudents who wish to continue their Arabic study after January may register for the second half of Arabic 3, to complete one full semester's study within the Winter term. In March students may move on to Arabic 4. Students with an interest in a specific region may also wish to enroll in a dialect course. We currently offer Moroccan, Tunisian, Egyptian, Levantine and Gulf dialects. These classes will be offered on weeknights.

TuitionTuition for the course is $600 before December 14, 2013, and $750 for students who register on or after that date. Tuition includes a $250 non-refundable deposit.

RegistrationRegistration for our 2014 Winter Intensive program will begin in November, when students may register online. Registrants may secure their place in the class at any time by submitting the $200 deposit, but the full balance must be received before the first class meeting. In order to qualify for $750 tuition, full payment must be received by December 6, 2013.

Tuition may be paid by credit or debit card, or by check (payable to Pacific Arabic Resources). If you have any questions about our intensive programs please contact our registrar.