Complete an Entire Year of Foreign-Language Studies in Just Five Weeks with Summer Intensive Language Courses

Immerse yourself in one of these critical languages– Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Portuguese or Russian. With SDSU's Summer Intensive 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.

Estimated Cost
$369 Per Unit
Min. Completion Time
2.5 Weeks
Course Format
In Person

LARC Summer 2019 Language Courses

Session 1

5/29-6/14

  • ARAB 101 Elementary Arabic I
  • CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I
  • PERS 101 Elementary Modern Persian I
  • PORT 101 Elementary Portuguese I
  • RUSSN 100A Beginning Russian I

6/17-7/3

  • ARAB 102 Elementary Arabic II
  • CHIN 102 Elementary Chinese II
  • PERS 102 Elementary Modern Persian II
  • PORT 102 Elementary Portuguese II
  • RUSSN 100B Beginning Russian II

Session 2

7/8-7/24

  • ARAB 201 Intermediate Arabic I
  • CHIN 201 Intermediate Chinese I
  • PERS 201 Intermediate Persian I
  • PORT 203 Intermediate Portuguese I
  • RUSSN 200A Intermediate Russian I

7/25-8/9

  • ARAB 202 Intermediate Arabic II
  • CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese II
  • PERS 202 Intermediate Persian II
  • PORT 204 Intermediate Portuguese II
  • RUSSN 200B Intermediate Russian II

 

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 203/204 are 3 units each. Tuition is $369 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) larc@sdsu.edu
  • Join our email list to receive the latest updates.

Courses

2018 Fall2019 Spring2019 Summer
2019 Summer
ARAB 0101.01 Elementary Arabic I
Introduction to Arabic, with emphasis on language of everyday conversation. Focus on vocabulary and structures needed for elementary speaking, listening, and reading.
Course Date(s)
May 29 - June 14
$1,476
Instructors
Ghassan Zakaria
2019 Summer
ARAB 0102.01 Elementary Arabic II
Continuation of Arabic 101. Develops vocabulary and structures needed for elementary speaking, listening, and reading, with emphasis on the language of everyday conversation.
Course Date(s)
June 17 - July 3
$1,476
Instructors
Ghassan Zakaria
2019 Summer
ARAB 0201.01 Intermediate Arabic I
Further development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, with emphasis on the language of everyday conversation.
Course Date(s)
July 8 - July 24
$1,476
Instructors
Hana Alkassas
2019 Summer
ARAB 0202.01 Intermediate Arabic II
Further development of speaking, listening, and reading skills, with emphasis on the language of everyday conversation.
Course Date(s)
July 25 - August 8
$1,476
Instructors
Hana Alkassas
2019 Summer
CHIN 0101 Elementary Chinese I
Rudiments of Mandarin pronunciation; listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on communicative ability; acquisition of the most useful phrases and vocabulary items, and over 300 characters; familiarity with basic sentence structures of Mandarin; information on Chinese culture. See Class Schedule for appropriate section based on your background in Chinese.
Course Date(s)
May 29 - June 14
$1,845
Instructors
Ruey-Jiuan Wu
2019 Summer
CHIN 0102 Elementary Chinese II
Continuation of Chinese 101, including acquisition of an additional 300 characters. Further development of language competence.
Course Date(s)
June 17 - July 3
$1,845
Instructors
Ruey-Jiuan Wu
2019 Summer
CHIN 0201 Intermediate Chinese I
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.
Course Date(s)
July 8 - July 24
$1,845
Instructors
Areana Chen
2019 Summer
CHIN 0202 Intermediate Chinese II
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.
Course Date(s)
July 25 - August 9
$1,845
Instructors
Areana Chen
2019 Summer
PERS 0101 Elementary Modern Persian I
Introduction to modern Persian and Persian writing system. Development of speaking, listening, and reading skills using multimedia materials. Vocabulary for everyday topics and develop culturally appropriate discourse strategies for everyday situations. Not open to students who have completed three years of high school Persian unless the third course was completed five or more years ago. Not open to students with credit in Persian 102.
Course Date(s)
May 29 - June 14
2019 Summer
PERS 0102 Elementary Modern Persian II
Continuation of Persian 101. Development of speaking, listening, and reading skills using multimedia materials. Vocabulary for everyday topics and develop culturally appropriate discourse strategies for everyday situations. Not open to students who have completed four years of high school Persian unless the fourth course was completed five or more years ago.
Course Date(s)
June 17 - July 3
2019 Summer
PERS 0201 Intermediate Persian I
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.
Course Date(s)
July 8 - July 24
2019 Summer
PERS 0202 Intermediate Persian II
Intermediate level students achieve further proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing; produce language needed for daily routines and work related discourse.
Course Date(s)
July 25 - August 9
2019 Summer
PORT 0101 Elementary Portuguese I
Pronunciation, oral practice, reading on Luso-Brazilian culture and civilization, essentials of grammar. Not open to students with credit in Portuguese 301 or higher-numbered Portuguese course.
Course Date(s)
May 29 - June 14
$1,845
Instructors
Thiago Arellano
2019 Summer
PORT 0102 Elementary Portuguese II
Continuation of Portuguese 101. Practices of grammar, listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Adoption of a communicative approach to develop intermediate-low level skills in Portuguese. Not open to students with credit in Portuguese 110, 203, 204, or a higher-numbered Portuguese course.
Course Date(s)
June 17 - July 3
$1,845
Instructors
Thiago Arellano
2019 Summer
PORT 0203 Intermediate Portuguese I
Continuation of first-year Portuguese. Practices of grammar, listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Adoption of a communicative approach to develop intermediate-mid level skills in Portuguese. Not open to students with credit in Portuguese 204 or a higher-numbered Portuguese course.
Course Date(s)
July 8 - July 24
2019 Summer
PORT 0204 Intermediate Portuguese II
Continuation of second-year Portuguese. Practices of grammar, listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Adoption of a communicative approach to develop intermediate-high level skills in Portuguese. Not open to students with credit in Portuguese 311 or a higher-numbered Portuguese course.
Course Date(s)
July 25 - August 9
$1,107
Instructors
Rejane Dias
2019 Summer
RUSSN 0100A Beginning Russian I
Pronunciation, oral practice, reading, essentials of grammar. Not open to students who have completed three years of high school Russian unless the third course was completed five or more years ago.
Course Date(s)
May 29 - June 14
2019 Summer
RUSSN 0100B Beginning Russian II
Continuation of Russian 100A. Not open to students who have completed four years of high school Russian unless the fourth course was completed five or more years ago.
Course Date(s)
June 17 - July 3
2019 Summer
RUSSN 0200A Intermediate Russian I
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.
Course Date(s)
July 8 - July 24
$1,845
Instructors
Daria Shembel
2019 Summer
RUSSN 0200B Intermediate Russian II
Continuation of Russian 200A
Course Date(s)
July 25 - August 9
$1,845
Instructors
Daria Shembel