CCNY/CCCL Intensive standard Arabic Language Summer Program
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: May 30 - July 3, 2013
: Intensive Standard Arabic
(from Elementary to Advanced) and optional
20-hour service internship at an NGO.
The host institution, The Center for Cross Cultural Learning (CCCL)
is a private cultural institution founded and directed by Moroccan academics with many years of experience in cross-cultural education. Courses in Fus’ha (modern Arabic) are taught by experienced instructors trained specifically to teach Arabic as a second language. The CCCL is located in a nineteenth-century building in the medina (old city) of Rabat.
This 5-week summer abroad program in Morocco aims at introducing students and adults who are interested in learning about the Moroccan culture and the daily life of Moroccan people by understanding their history, their ethnic diversity, their religious belonging, their way of thinking through a homestay experience within a middle class family in Rabat-Sale region, take a 60 hours.
The Arabic course, through the Arabic Study and Service Program, adopts a multi-level methodology that integrates the skills of reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary and conversation. These skills are reinforced at all levels and Arabic is the only teaching language used in class, except when it is necessary to facilitate the explanation of a grammar rule or lexical phrase to a beginner. For an interactive and creative learning environment, and in order to enrich the students language experience and their ability to function in real life language situations as well as to assimilate everyday life issues and immerse in the host culture each course sets up Field Study Trips and Exercises (FSTE), a series of lectures and experiential sessions in Arabic which reflect different aspects about life in Morocco.
Our optional Community Service component offers excellent opportunities for our students who can teach English, computer literacy and support women’s empowerment, work with children with special needs, coach sport and work with the elderly.
Through our homestay placements, all students are placed in Moroccan households in the medina (17th-century neighborhood), where they get a first-hand experience of the local culture through a full immersion.
CCNY Tuition for 4 credits
Program cost: $2275
Program cost includes Arabic courses, optional community service, homestay (full board), 3-days orientation, international health insurance, up to 5 lectures on topics, such as Islam in daily life Morocco, Politics in Morocco, Development in Morocco, Gender and Women issues in Morocco, Moroccan identity and diversity.
Not included: Airfare to/from Morocco (approx. $1000), transfer to and from airport, and in-city transportation.