UMES offers high school-age students summer language program
Study Arabic, Chinese or Russian in high tech setting
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 25, 2013) High school-age students can get a leg up at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore this summer learning Arabic, Chinese or Russian—three languages that are in high demand in the current and future workforce.
Registration is now open for The Summer Language Experience, a two-week, intensive, non-residential program designed to provide beginners with an introduction to the language as well as cultural understanding.
“This is a great opportunity for motivated high school or home school students who want to make the most of their summer by studying a foreign language,” said Tammy Gharbi, program coordinator of the Foreign Language Instructional Center at UMES. “It would take nearly 15 weeks in a traditional school year to accomplish the 60 hours of instruction offered in The Summer Language Experience.”
The courses will be taught by native-speaking instructors in a state-of-the-art language learning classroom at the university. The Chinese program runs June 17-28; Russian is offered July 8-19 and the Arabic session is July 29-August 9.
The fee for each course is $200 and includes all materials. Visit www.umes.edu/FLIC or call 410-651-6543 for more information.
Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580.