Make Friends With Syrian Refugees, Learn Arabic
The University of Montana Arabic Program will offer two intensive Arabic language courses to high school students June 20-July 8 during the Montana Arabic Summer Institute at UM.
The courses are funded through a STARTALK grant from the National Security Agency to expand and improve the teaching and learning of strategically important foreign languages.
Twenty five seats will available in two levels: Level one is for students with no previous knowledge of Arabic; level two is for students who have been introduced to the basics either during the summer 2015 program or in high school.
The course aims to develop and improve students’ Arabic language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – and cultural knowledge in a fun and academic environment. Students will cook, dance and sing using Arabic. They also will learn how to enable and use Arabic (a right-to-left language) on their computers, iPads and smartphones.