The Language Learning Research Center (LLRC) will host its first STARTALK program for high school juniors, seniors and college students. The summer program provides seven-week, six-credit intensive introductions to Arabic, Persian and Turkish. The courses are designed to teach novice-level learners through student-centered, creative, interpersonal, presentational and interpretive tasks that allow students to build speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as intercultural competence.
This summer institute is centered on the theme “Go East! Discover the Colorful Middle East” and will feature, in addition to daily instruction, organized field trips to relevant cultural sites, guest speakers on topics that tie into the theme and film screenings. Each of the three language classes will meet Monday through Thursday for 3 ½ hours per day from June 30 through August 16 (90 hours of instructional time).
Up to five students in each of the three languages will receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition and fees for these courses, which are designed to prepare students for continued study of these languages both here and abroad.
Click here for application procedures. Scholarship applications are due by Friday, April 25, and awards will be announced via email by May 23.
Questions regarding the program should be directed to Program Director Sarah Jourdain at firstname.lastname@example.org or (631) 632-7440.