American Association of Teachers of Arabic

17th Annual Summer Language Program at Erasmus Academy in Modern Standard Arabic

Seventeenth Annual Summer Language Program

  • Learn a Year of Modern Standard Arabic in 8 Weeks
  • Emphasis on Reading and Translating Modern Standard Arabic
  • For all college or graduate students in the Arts & Sciences, any motivated college or high school student, or other professionals desiring to read in the language. 
  • Online course in “real time.” Students attend each session and participate by listening & speaking, translating and posing questions. Take from any location or from home. One year of Modern Standard Arabic in 8 weeks. Access to the Internet required. 
  • Intensive Course; No previous language knowledge required. 
  • Time commitment – approximately 30 hrs/week. Objective: To read Arabic prose texts and be prepared to enroll in a second year college Arabic course.  
  • Meetings: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:15pm –9:15pm EST
  • 8 Weeks: May 22 – July 12, 2012
  • (48 hours of instruction approximate 4 semester hours. Modern methods. 
  • Strategies for analyzing Arabic sentences.)
  • Limited Space Available. First come, first serve. Rolling Admissions. Applications accepted November 1, ‘11 – May 10, ‘12. 
This intensive course is designed for undergraduate or graduate students preparing to take the Arabic proficiency exams for masters and PhD programs, and for any other college student, adult or motivated high school student desiring to acquire a year of college Arabic in eight weeks. It provides a thorough presentation of Arabic grammar with the emphasis on reading and translation. No previous knowledge of the language is required. The objective of the course, approximating a full year of university instruction, is to bring the student to an intermediate reading level of Modern Standard Arabic. Following this course, the student would be prepared to enroll in a second year college Arabic course. 

Course Structure

As a distance learning course, students may take this class from any location or from the convenience of their home. They will need to have access to the Internet. The course meets in “real time” and participants are expected to attend all the scheduled sessions. Each student participates fully in each class by listening and speaking, translating and posing questions. Assignments are emailed to the Instructor. The 8-week course meets two times a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 6:15pm-9:15pm EST; it comprises 48 hours of instruction. Each 3-hour session includes grammar, strategies for analyzing Arabic sentences, vocabulary & verb review, sight-reading, and quizzes. Presuming 4 hours of outside preparation for each hour in class, 30 hours (6 + 24) a week should be available for study.

Registration, Course Fee and Refund Policy

The fee for Summer Arabic Online is $800, payable in full to the Erasmus Academy NY no later than immediately prior to the first class. To reserve a place in the course, an enrollment form and a non-refundable deposit of $50 must be submitted to the Admissions Office of the Erasmus Academy NY by May 10, 2012. Early application is recommended due to space availability. The maximum number of students in this online course is 20. Students may also register and submit the deposit online, at the website below. If, after the first two weeks of classes, a student wishes to discontinue the Arabic course, a letter to this effect must be received by the Erasmus Academy Office by 4:00pm on Friday, June 1, 2012. Thereupon, a refund of $750 will be returned to the student.

Registration Deadline:   May 10, 2012

For information and enrollment form, write to:

Erasmus Academy NY Admissions

320 7th Avenue #101

Brooklyn, NY  11215

Course Fee: $800
Application Deadline: May 10, 2012

Call 718-499-0077, or visit

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