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SDSU Offers Summer Intensive Language Courses

Students can build their language skills and cultural competencies quickly and effectively by taking summer intensive courses through the SDSU Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC).

This immersive program allows students to earn 3-20 units of foreign language credit in a period of 2 ½-11 weeks by registering now in one of today’s most critical languages – Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Portuguese, or Russian.

SDSU’s expert instructors will guide students in achieving practical language skills and cultural awareness through conversations, games, writing, multimedia, and other activities based on today's latest language learning theories and practice.

These courses open new possibilities for:

• Students who want to complete their foreign language requirements in a fast, intensive format
• Heritage speakers who want to improve their formal language skills
• Educated professionals interested in a challenging academic pursuit
• Business, legal, and health care professionals who want to expand their marketability

The intensive format allows students to complete the equivalent of an entire year of foreign language study in just five weeks, or two years in 11 weeks. Each course meets on campus at SDSU, offering four to six hours of interactive instruction each weekday.

“I had the pleasure of taking Ghassan Zakaria's Arabic 101/102 class. I find Ghassan to be an outstanding instructor. His class exceeded my greatest expectations,” said former student Keren Chansky Suberri, Ph.D, an American Board of Professional Psychology licensed psychologist.

Classes meet according to the following schedule:

Session 1:
May 31–June 16 / June 19–July 7
? Arabic 101, 102
? Chinese 101, 102
? Persian 101, 102
? Portuguese 101, 102
? Russian 100A, 100B

Session 2
July 12–28 / July 31–August 16
? Arabic 201, 202
? Chinese 201, 202
? Persian 201, 202
? Portuguese 203, 204
? Russian 200A, 200B

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News Release: SDSU Offers Summer Intensive Language Courses
Submitted on: April 14, 2017 05:43:01 PM
Submitted by: Steve Dolan
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