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SDSU Offers Summer Intensive Language Courses

Registration is now open for SDSU’s summer intensive critical language courses in Arabic, Persian and Russian.
By Steve Dolan

Students can earn units of foreign language credit by taking classes in critical languages — Arabic, Persian or Russian — through the San Diego State University Language Acquisition Resource Center.

SDSU’s instructors will guide students 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.

Language and culture studies in 21st century critical languages open new possibilities for:

  • Students who want to complete their foreign language requirements in a fast, intensive format
  • Heritage speakers who want to improve their formal language skills
  • Professionals interested in a challenging academic pursuit

The unique intensive format allows students to participate in the equivalent of up to two years of language study in one summer. Each course meets on campus for approximately two and a half weeks, offering 5 to 6 hours of interactive instruction Monday through Friday.

Participants are not required to apply to SDSU. Any college-capable individual age 16 and up may attend. High school students should bring a letter of recommendation from their guidance counselor or teacher to demonstrate college readiness.

Class schedules

Classes meet according to the following schedule:

Session 1, May 29 to July 3
Beginner and intermediate levels

  • Arabic 101/102 and 201/202, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Persian 101/102, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Russian 100A/100B, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Session 2, July 10 to August 14
Intermediate and Advanced levels

  • Arabic 201/201 and 301/302, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Persian 201/202, 9 2 p.m.
  • Russian 100A/100B, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuition is $219 per unit. For more information, visit the SDSU College of Extended Studies website, or the Language Acquisition Resource Center website.