Smith Memorial Student Union, room 296/8, 1825 SW Broadway
Free & open to high school students; no prior experience necessary
Lunch is included
Real Ability in Arabic Opens Doors ... “Blended Learning is the Way of the Future”
- Participate in an intensive one-day Arabic camp.
- Receive credit for online courses and make yourself competitive for funding for overseas study.
- Study Arabic with your new friends from camp, assisted by Brigham Young University tutors.
Arabic Language Camp Schedule
- Introductions & ice breakers: learn greetings in Arabic
- Arabic activities
- Middle Eastern lunch
- Arabic skits
- Arabic calligraphy activity
- Wrap up and next steps
The National Middle East Language Resource Center, in cooperation with Qatar Foundation International and Brigham Young University Independent Study, is offering a hybrid online course for high school students. The high school implementation of Arabic Without Walls, winner of the 2010 Distance Education Course Award, covers the basics of both spoken and written Arabic and enables students to acquire real-world communication skills. This process starts with students attending a one-day course in their region and continues as they work online with a tutor and a cohort of students who form a tight-knit learning community. Students who have done so have gone on to win National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholarships to study in the Arab world.
The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.