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Montana Arabic Summer Institute (MASI) 2012: June 18 to July 13


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About MASI 2012

We will host the fifth intensive and non-residential Montana Arabic Summer Institute (MASI) for high school students from June 18 to July 13, 2012, offering 75 contact hours over a period of four weeks. Graduates will received 5 college credits.

MASI 2012 will have two levels:

  • Level 1: high students with no previous knowledge of Arabic, and
  • Level 2: high school students who have been introduced to Arabic (including Arabic FLAP students)

The target population will be rising juniors and seniors from seven high schools in Missoula and the surrounding areas. The goal is for 30 students to develop linguistic competence and cultural knowledge as a base from which they can excel in Arabic studies at the college-level.

Classroom instruction integrates the four language skills in a communicative approach. The introduction and production of Arabic integrates the use of technology in the classroom and beyond. Learning outcomes will be assessed via conversations, homework, quizzes, a final exam culminating in an Arabic oral presentation, and local OPIs. Indicators of success will consist of active classroom participation, conversations related to daily interactions, making comparisons, and awareness of cultural perceptions and patterns.


Applying to MASI is a simple process!

  1. Write an essay (of no more than two pages), addressing the topic "Why I would like to study Arabic and what I see myself doing with the language skills and cultural knowledge in the future."
  2. Include a letter of recommendation from one of your teachers, preferably a language teacher.

Once you have the essay ready, please email it to <>. Then, when you receive the letter of recommendation, please email the Word document (or a scanned PDF version) to complete your application.

If you have questions during the process of applying, please feel free to contact us directly (see information below).

Deadline: Thursday, June 14th

Keep in mind, SEATS ARE LIMITED!!!

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Dr. Khaled Huthaily

Assistant Professor & Head

431 LA - MCLL

Tel: (406) 243-6602