Register now for LARC summer intensive language courses!
Complete an Entire Year of Foreign-Language Studies in Just Five Weeks with Summer Intensive Language Courses
Immerse yourself in one of today's most critical languages – Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Portuguese or Russian. With SDSU's Intensive Critical Language Courses, you can earn 3-20 units of foreign language credit this summer. Each intensive language and culture studies class meets for four to six hours of interactive instruction daily.
Why SDSU's Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC)?
SDSU is the only local university offering Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Portuguese, and Russian courses with LARC's highly successful intensive summer format. Our expert instructors will guide you 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.
"I had the pleasure of taking Ghassan Zakaria's Arabic 101/102 class. Arabic is the fourth language that I have taken upon myself to study formally ... I find Ghassan to be an outstanding instructor. His class exceeded my greatest expectations."
~ Keren Chansky Suberri, Ph.D., ABPP
NJ Licensed Psychologist SIO2914
Who should enroll?
- Students who want to complete their foreign language requirements in a fast, intensive format
- Heritage speakers who want to improve their formal language skills
- Highly-educated professionals interested in a challenging academic pursuit, and business, legal, and healthcare professionals who want to expand their marketability within their field by adding linguistic knowledge and capacity to their repertoire
About the Classes
Arabic and Persian courses are 4 units each. Russian and Chinese courses are 5 units each. Portuguese 101/102 are 5 units each and Portuguese 301/401 are 3 units each. Tuition is $336 per unit.
Take a two-course sequence (e.g., Persian 101/102, Persian 201/202) to earn eight units of Arabic or Persian or ten units of Russian or Chinese in under six weeks, or take an individual course to earn four to five units in under three weeks.
Want more information?
- For more information about SDSU's Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) Intensive Summer Language Courses visit larc.sdsu.edu/intensive-summer-courses
- Contact SDSU’s Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Arabic | Chinese | Persian | Portuguese | Russian
Introduction to Arabic, with emphasis on language of everyday conversation. Focus on vocabulary and structures needed for elementary speaking, listening, and reading.
Continuation of Arabic 101. Develops vocabulary and structures needed for elementary speaking, listening, and reading, with emphasis on the language of everyday conversation
Prerequisite: Arabic 101 or two years of high school Arabic.
Further development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, with emphasis on the language of everyday conversation.
Prerequisite: Arabic 102
Further development of speaking, listening, and reading skills, with emphasis on the language of everyday conversation.
Prerequisite: Arabic 201
Development of facility to comprehend and produce spoken Chinese. Acquisition of advanced language structures and an additional 400 characters. Emphasis on connected discourse. See Class Schedule for appropriate section based on your background in Chinese.
Prerequisite: CHIN 102
Continuation of Chinese 201. Reading of contemporary work and writing of short passages in Chinese. Acquisition of an additional 400 characters. See Class Schedule for appropriate section based on your background in Chinese.
Prerequisite: Chinese 201
Further development of speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills, with emphasis on language of everyday conversation. Integrated approach to learning Persian to include awareness and appreciation of Persian culture. Not open to students who have completed five years of high school Persian unless the fifth course was completed five or more years ago.
Prerequisite: Persian 102
Intermediate level students achieve further proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing; produce language needed for daily routines and work related discourse.
Prerequisite: Persian 201
Culture-centered oral and written language, based on Portuguese and Brazilian texts. Review of grammar.
Prerequisite: Portuguese 201; and completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.C., Humanities
Continued development of reading comprehension and writing skills. Review of grammar through use of literary and cultural materials. May be taken concurrently with Portuguese 307 [or Latin American Studies 307].
Prerequisite: Portuguese 301; and completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.C., Humanities
Practical application and review of the basic principles of Russian. Oral practice, reading of cultural material in Russian. Not open to students who have completed five years of high school Russian unless the fifth course was completed five or more years ago. (Formerly numbered Russian 201.)
Prerequisite: Russian 100B or three years of high school Russian
Continuation of Russian 200A
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Russian 200A