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Montana Arabic Summer Institute (MASI) 2014: June 20 to July 11

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Sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Arabic Studies Program is offering intensive non-residential Arabic to 30 high school students in summer 2014. MASI 2014 offers three levels:

  • Level 1: No previous knowledge of Arabic
  • Level 2: Former Level 1 students OR new students who have been introduced to Arabic while in high school
  • Level 3: Former Level 2 students OR new students who studied at least one year of Arabic in high school

If you are not sure whether Level 2 or Level 3 is the right level for you, please don't hesitate to email Dr. Huthaily <khaled.huthaily@umonana.edu> to schedule a short phone call to assess your language skills.

Students will develop/improve Arabic language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and cultural knowledge in a fun and academic environment. Upon successful completion, students in levels 1 and 2 will receive five college credits, and students in level 3 will receive three college credits. The grant covers tuition fees and textbooks. Each student will receive a T-shirt and a USB flash drive.

Registration

Please use the navigation menu to the left to register. Students under the age of 18 need their parent(s)/guardian(s)' approval before they apply. Each applicant will submit two forms: Applicant & Parent/Guardian Information. The two forms don't have to be submitted on the same day. The deadline for applying to MASI is May 30th. New applicants should either (a) email a scanned letter of recommendation (preferably from one of their language highl school teachers) or (b) have a recommendation letter emailed directly from the recommender to Dr. Khaled Huthaily (see contact information below).

What to Expect

MASI is a three-week federally-funded intensive summer program that is open to US citizens and green card holders only. Instruction starts at 9:00 a.m. for all levels. Levels 1 and 2 finish at 3:00 p.m., and level 3 finishes at 12:00 p.m. Students are expected to dedicate about two hours everyday for homework assignments. Daily attendance is critical to meet the goals of the program.

Contact

Dr. Khaled Huthaily

Assistant Professor & Head

431 LA - MCLL

Tel: (406) 243-6602

khaled.huthaily@umontana.edu