Welcome to LAU’s SINARC Arabic Language and Culture Program, a unique and immersive experience designed to propel your language proficiency to new heights. This four-week program is structured to provide an intensive learning environment. The first two weeks of coursework are conducted online, followed by two weeks of study on the picturesque LAU campus.
We have a team of highly qualified and experienced faculty members who specialize in teaching Arabic as a second language. These educators bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and passion for teaching Arabic, and we are confident that they will significantly enhance the learning experience for our students.
One of the program’s key strengths is its tailor-made approach, which allows students to shape their curriculum based on individual interests and gives them a sense of ownership in their learning journey. The program seamlessly blends online and on-campus components, following a hybrid model that caters to diverse learning preferences. This customization ensures a targeted and engaging learning experience for all.
Our program centers on authentic materials, enabling students to apply what they learn in class in their day-to-day interactions. This practical approach enhances language acquisition by connecting theoretical knowledge to real-world situations. While this program draws on existing Arabic language textbooks, it goes beyond traditional methods by integrating content that focuses on everyday cultural, political, economic, and societal topics. More than just a language course, SINARC provides holistic language training that pushes students to engage with and understand the intricacies of Arabic culture.
Extracurricular activities complement the coursework, giving students the chance to encounter Lebanese history and traditions first-hand. These activities are designed to immerse participants in a multi-faceted learning process in which linguistic and cultural understanding are of equal importance. By moving beyond the classroom, students gain a deeper appreciation for the Arabic language and the context in which it is spoken.
The essence of this program lies in its commitment to fostering a comprehensive learning experience. By encouraging students to understand, evaluate, criticize, and create in both the language and culture milieu, the program aims to develop more than just proficient speakers, but rather individuals who can successfully navigate the complexities of the Arab world.
Join us in this transformative experience, where language acquisition is not just a skill but a gateway to a profound understanding of Arabic culture.
Non-refundable deposit: $400 (paid by May 20 and will be deducted from the total payment)
|Tuition ($400 per credit)
|Student Association Fee
|School Personal Accidents & Insurance Policy
Housing accommodations at the LAU off-campus dormitories for participants is available. Below are the details regarding the cost and arrangements:
Participants interested in the LAU off-campus housing can confirm their reservation by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Week (1-2) Online
Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet
Week (3-4) On campus
Exploring Basic Conversational Topics
Week (1-2) Online
Survival Skills in the Community
Week (3-4) On campus
Enhancing Formal Communication
Advanced class (1-4 online and On-campus)
The program structure ensures a gradual progression from foundational language skills to advanced conversational proficiency. It combines formal and colloquial Arabic and tailors content to students’ individual interests. The goal is to equip participants with practical language tools for effective communication and engagement with diverse cultural contexts.
Engage in language exchange activities with native Arabic speakers, creating opportunities to practice conversational skills in authentic settings.
All extracurricular activities are thoughtfully designed to complement the academic curriculum and deepen participants’ cultural experiences. These events aim to provide students with an authentic taste of the language and its culture, fostering a holistic understanding of the Arab world. Through this immersive approach, students not only learn in the classroom but also actively engage with the vibrant and dynamic aspects of Arabic culture.