June 20-July 28, 2016
“Sahtain” is a fully-online five-week STARTALK student program (June 20-July 28) that provides an engaging summer learning opportunity to high school juniors & seniors and freshman undergraduates. The learning experience will involve self-paced online daily work (asynchronous) within our Learning Management System (LMS), combined with live online meetings (synchronous) with instructors from Monday through Thursday weekly. This online course is offered free-of-charge to eligible participants.
The initial application deadline was May 10, but applications are still being accepted. As we approach our capacity of 30 students, new eligible applicants will be placed on a wait list in case any spots remain. Accepted applicants will be notified beginning in mid-May, and admissions will take place on a rolling basis thereafter until all slots are filled.
Start the application process by completing the online form (click the Apply Now button in the upper right). Then, please email application materials to: [email protected]
Application materials include:
- Personal essay about your previous experiences with learning Arabic, why you would like to continue studying Arabic in this program, and how you think this program will help you with your Arabic learning goals. (Must be no longer than 2 pages double spaced, 1 inch margins.)
- A few sentences in Arabic about yourself (Include your name and the date in Arabic at the top of the page). Either handwritten (LEGIBLY) and scanned, or typed letters are accepted. (Do NOT use Google Translate. It is obvious when Google Translate or any other automated translator online is used, and if such use is suspected, that is grounds for automatic disqualification from participation in the program).
- One letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher of Arabic or any other foreign language teacher indicating your level OR an OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) result and any other relevant information about you as a student/language learner.
Applicants’ Locations (partial list)
Dr. Mouna Mana, Program Director
World Languages and Cultures
High School Students, College Students
Language of Instruction