SQCC SALAM 2011: Summer Arabic Language And Media
Study Arabic in Oman, the jewel of the Middle East. Our Arabic language pro-grams are internationally-recognized for their superior quality, and our approach is to enable young people to better understand Oman through Arabic language and culture. We bring together emerging young leaders to engage in joint learn-ing and inquiry, cultural exchange, and deeper understanding of common inter-ests and shared aspirations. Classes are intensive and small.
Level: Intermediate (two years of university Arabic or the equivalent)
Instruction: Modern Standard Arabic, media literacy, passive comprehension and active use of ―educated speech‖ (lughat-al-muthaqqafeen) as used on Al Jazeera
Textbook: Al Kitaab fii Taalum Al –Arabiya II (and authentic media material)
Program dates: June 10—July 21, 2011 (six weeks)
Instructors: Native Omani Arabic speakers, with formal AFL training and experience teaching foreign university students and other international audiences
Accommodations: Students live with local homestay families, providing a window into Omani life and culture
Cultural activities: Lectures and films, museum visits, interactions with peer facilitators, participation in homestay family leisure activities
Class size: Two classes, six students each
Excursions: Weekend trips to interior villages and wadis
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 29. Program space is limited to 12.