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Indiana University: Arabic (Domestic)

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Location: 
Bloomington, Indiana
Language: 
Arabic
School: 
Indiana University
Dates of Program: 
June 1, 2020
  -  
July 31, 2020

 

 

Program Type: 
Summer Domestic
Program Level: 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Breakdown of credits and hours of classroom, homework, and cultural activities per week
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Credits offered101088
Number of Classroom Hours per week20202020
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week15151515
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week4444
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week5+5+5+5+
Textbook: 

Year 1   

  • Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi (2010), Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, 3rd Edition, Georgetown University Press ISBN 9781589016323

  • Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi (2011), Al-Kitaab Fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One, 3rd Edition, Georgetown University Press ISBN 9781589017368

Year 2

  • Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi (2011), Al-Kitaab Fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One, 3rd Edition, Georgetown University Press  ISBN 9781589017368

  • Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi (2013), Al-Kitaab Fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya: A Textbook for Intermediate Arabic, 3rd Edition, Georgetown University Press ISBN 978-1589019621

Year 3

  • Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi (2013), Al-Kitaab Fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya: A Textbook for Intermediate Arabic, 3rd Edition, Georgetown University Press ISBN 978-1589019621

Year 4

  • Materials provided by instructional team

Note: Textbook selections subject to change.

Program Details: 

Indiana University offers a challenging program in Modern Standard Arabic at four levels. Students in Year 1 will learn to navigate in an Arabic-speaking environment, engage comfortably in day-to-day exchanges and participate in simple social interactions in Arabic. Year 2, 3, and 4 students will increase their communicative skills, learning to interact increasingly effectively, in a wider range of contexts. Year 4 course combines advanced language with seminars on cultural, historical, and socio-political issues by leading Arab scholars, artists, and public figures.

All Project GO programs provide funding for:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Visa

The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

Please Note: Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before anticipated travel date. Many destinations require student visas, which take additional processing time. For further information, visit our FAQs.

Additional Details: 

The Indiana University domestic Arabic program delivers an intensive immersion experience. The program prides itself on its close-knit, community orientation. Students live, study, and socialize with other students of Arabic, speaking only Arabic in class, during afternoon activities, in dorms after hours, and with native speakers as well. Classes are practical and oriented to helping students develop speaking proficiency and acquire the cultural knowledge and habits they need to interact appropriately and confidently in a Arabic-speaking community. Classes are designed accerding to the best practices of the National Arabic Flagship Language Program and the IU Arabic Flagship Program.

A special feature of the Arabic program is that every student works 1-on-1 with a trained activity guide after class to practice and review those aspects of the day's lesson that they found most challenging. This is in addition to regular office hours and walk-in language assistance in the dorm.

Students also participate in frequent events and clubs, including sports clubs, cooking clubs, dinners with the local Arab community, a model-U.N. event, visits with diplomats and ambassadors from Arab countries, etc. Arabic students also have access to IU’s non-Arabic summer events, including job recruiter visits and career planning services, academic presentations by faculty and advanced students, cooking and art demonstrations, musical and theatrical presentations, and more. Project GO students have special access to presentations and networking events with senior military leaders with international experience.

Indiana University is a national hub for language learning, teaching more languages and hosting more National Language Flagship Programs than any other school in the country. The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, which houses Project GO at Indiana, also runs a Language Training Center for active-duty DoD personnel and works actively with local military units to support their language training needs.

Application Deadline: 
February 17, 2020
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

Students interested in applying for summer domestic study through IU Project GO should complete the Project GO Common Application.

Program Images: 
Name: 
Wayne Parkinson
Phone: 
(812) 855-2889

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