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 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
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Courses

2018 Summer2018 Fall2019 Spring
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.

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Instructors
Ghassan Zakaria
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.

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Instructors
Ghassan Zakaria
2018 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 9 - July 25
$1,476
Instructors
Hana Alkassas
2018 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 26 - August 10
$1,476
Instructors
Hana Alkassas
CHIN 0101.01 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.

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Instructors
Ruey-Jiuan Wu
CHIN 0102.01 Elementary Chinese II

Continuation of Chinese 101, including acquisition of an additional 300 characters. Further development of language competence.

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Instructors
Ruey-Jiuan Wu
2018 Summer
CHIN 0201.01 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 9 - July 25
$1,845
Instructors
Yun-Ching Davis
2018 Summer
CHIN 0202.01 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 26 - August 10
$1,845
Instructors
Yun-Ching Davis
PERS 0101.01 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.

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PERS 0102.01 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.

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2018 Summer
PERS 0201.01 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 9 - July 25
2018 Summer
PERS 0202.01 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 26 - August 10
PORT 0101.01 Elementary/Intensive 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.

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Instructors
Rejane Dias
PORT 0102.01 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.

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Instructors
Thiago Arellano
2018 Summer
PORT 0203.01 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 9 - July 25
$1,107
Instructors
Thiago Arellano
2018 Summer
PORT 0204.01 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 26 - August 10
RUSSN 0100A.01 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.

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RUSSN 0100B.01 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.

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2018 Summer
RUSSN 0200A.01 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 9 - July 25
$1,845
Instructors
Daria Shembel
2018 Summer
RUSSN 0200B.01 Intermediate Russian II

Continuation of Russian 200A

Course Date(s)
July 26 - August 10