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Indiana University: Arabic (ONLINE)

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Location: 
Online, Virtual
Language: 
Arabic
School: 
Indiana University
Dates of Program: 
June 1, 2021
  -  
July 30, 2021

 

 

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: Part Two, 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: Part Two, 3rd Edition Georgetown University Press ISBN 978-1589019621

Year 4

  • Materials provided by instructional team

Note: Textbook selections subject to change.

Program Details: 

UPDATE: This program has transitioned from domestic to online programming. Please reach out to the Project GO institutional contact listed below for any specific questions regarding the program or this change.  

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. Students in Years 2-4 will increase their communicative skills, learning to interact increasingly effectively, in a wider range of contexts. The Year 4 course combines advanced language training 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 online Arabic program delivers an intensive immersion experience online. Classes meet from 1100 to 1300 and 1430 to 1630 Eastern Daylight Time. Students pledge to speak only Arabic in class and during afternoon activities, Students have access to conversation sessions with native speakers as well as Egyptian, Levantine, and Moroccan dialect courses and dialect tables. 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 according 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 language guides 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.

Students also participate in frequent events and clubs, gaming clubs, cooking clubs, visits with diplomats and artists from Arab countries, etc. Arabic students also have access to IU’s non-Arabic summer events, including job recruiter visits, academic presentations by faculty and advanced students, cooking and art demonstrations, music 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, 2021
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: 
Joey Bradshaw
Phone: 
(812) 855-2639

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