Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person components of this program have either been paused, rescheduled, or moved into a virtual format until further notice.

Please email rsaldanajr@sdsu.edu or call (619) 594-3376 to learn how these changes affect your program. SDSU will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of our local and federal health agencies.

 

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, or Portuguese. 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 Estimated Cost
$369 Per Unit
Completion Time Min. Completion Time
2.5 Weeks
Course Format Course Format
Online

LARC Summer 2022 Language Courses dates
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Session 1

Dates: May 25 - June 10, 2022 (SDSU)

  • ARAB 101 Elementary Arabic I
  • CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I
  • PORT 101 Elementary Portuguese I

Session 2

Dates: June 13 - June 29, 2022 (SDSU)

  • ARAB 102 Elementary Arabic II
  • CHIN 102 Elementary Chinese II
  • PORT 102 Elementary Portuguese II

Session 3

Dates: July 5 - July 19, 2022 (Online)

  • ARAB 201 Intermediate Arabic I
  • CHIN 201 Intermediate Chinese I
  • PORT 203 Intermediate Portuguese I

Session 4

Dates: July 20 - August 5, 2022 (Online)

  • ARAB 202 Intermediate Arabic II
  • CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese II
  • PORT 204 Intermediate Portuguese II

 
Why SDSU's Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC)?

SDSU is the only local university offering Arabic, Chinese, and Portuguese 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 courses are 4 units each. Chinese courses are offered for 5 units. Portuguese 203/204 are 3 units each. Tuition is $369 per unit.

Take a two-course sequence (e.g., Arabic101/102, 201/202) to earn eight units in under six weeks, or take an individual course to earn four to five units in under three weeks.

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Courses

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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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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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ARAB 0201.01 Intermediate Arabic I
Further development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, with emphasis on the language of everyday conversation.
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ARAB 0202.01 Intermediate Arabic II
Further development of speaking, listening, and reading skills, with emphasis on the language of everyday conversation.
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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.
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CHIN 0102 Elementary Chinese II
Continuation of Chinese 101, including acquisition of an additional 300 characters. Further development of language competence.
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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.
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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.
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PORT 0101.01 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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PORT 0443 Contemporary Luso-Brazilian Civilization
Historical, cultural socioeconomic, ethnic, geographic, and political factors of modern Brazil and Portugal.
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PORT 0499 Special Study: PORT 0499
An on-line Independent Studies course leading upper division Portuguese students in a research project and advanced conversation topics / practice.
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Larissa Bougleux
PORT 0535 Brazilian Literature
Important movements, authors, and works of the literature of Brazil from the colonial period to modern times.
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