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The intensive format allows students to complete the equivalent of an entire year of foreign language study in just five weeks. The intensive format allows students to complete the equivalent of an entire year of foreign language study in just five weeks.
 


Learn a Language this Summer

The SDSU Language Acquisition Resource Center will offer intensive, language courses this summer.
By Steve Dolan
 

Students will have the opportunity to build their language skills and cultural competencies quickly and effectively this summer by taking intensive courses through the San Diego State University Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC).

The immersive program allows students to earn 3-20 units of foreign language credit in a period of 2.5-11 weeks by registering for courses in languages critical in today’s marketplace of ideas: Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Portuguese, and Russian.

SDSU’s expert instructors will guide students in achieving practical language skills and cultural awareness through conversations, games, writing, multimedia, and other activities based on the latest language learning theories and practices.

These courses offer a range of opportunities 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.
  • Educated professionals interested in a challenging academic pursuit.
  • Business, legal, and health care professionals who want to expand their marketability.
The intensive format allows students to complete the equivalent of an entire year of foreign language study in just five weeks, or two years in 11 weeks. Each course meets on campus, offering four to six hours of interactive instruction each weekday.

Classes meet according to the following schedule:

Session 1:
May 31–June 16 / June 19–July 7
  • Arabic 101, 102
  • Chinese 101, 102
  • Persian 101, 102
  • Portuguese 101, 102
  • Russian 100A, 100B
Session 2
July 12–28 / July 31–August 16
  • Arabic 201, 202
  • Chinese 201, 202
  • Persian 201, 202
  • Portuguese 203, 204
  • Russian 200A, 200B
For more information, as well as updates and changes to the course schedule, visit the program’s website.