The Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) opens its doors to motivated high school students for a 2-week intensive Elementary Arabic course. This is an introductory course in Modern Standard Arabic for high school students with limited or no prior knowledge of the Arabic language.
A program leading to success
During these 2-weeks, students will learn foundational reading, writing, and speaking skills in the Arabic language through four hours of daily classroom instruction followed by co-curricular activities, including conversation tables,research forum, film series, cooking classes, calligraphy, Henna Tattoo, field trips, and more. During the program, participants will meet college students, local Arabic community members, and live in a residence hall located on UIUC campus with Arabic speaking support staff. All of these aspects of the program will contribute to their knowledge of Arabic and to be more familial with the culture of the Arab word.
Students will earn 2 college credits, and will gain a sense of what to expect after graduating high school.