At A Glance
The Arabic Summer Academy is an intensive program that welcomes high school students from Boston to learn Arabic and explore the cultures of the Arabic-speaking world in an engaging and supportive environment. The program is designed both for beginning students who are new to the language and for highly motivated students who have studied some Arabic before. The Arabic Summer Academy is a 15-day online program, with 40 students in total.
Every day, students rotate between Arabic language and culture classes that are focused on communication from day one. All students learn the alphabet and learn how to talk, write, and read in Arabic. The curriculum is organized to prepare students to communicate in real-world situations.
In addition to providing intensive language training, our program stives to help our students become global citizens who are aware of the peoples, cultures and customs of the Arabic-speaking world. Students will complete their time at the Arabic Summer Academy excited for future learning, with a newfound energy to explore the cultures of the world.
The program runs Monday through Friday each week and includes both synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students join online sessions from 8:00 AM until 12:15 PM, including large-group community building periods as well as small class sessions with a language or culture focus. Each day students will complete approximately 45-60 minutes of asynchronous skill-building work after the conclusion of the synchronous program. The final closing ceremony is on Friday, July 16th.