Program


The Arabic Summer Academy is an intensive program that welcomes high school students from the greater Boston area to learn Arabic and explore the cultures of the Arabic-speaking world in an engaging and supportive environment. The program is designed both for students who are brand new to the language and for students who have studied it before.

The program creates a dynamic academic environment where students from a variety of backgrounds can express their full selves, communicate with each other, and develop as life-long learners and global citizens. The Arabic Summer Academy is a 17-day (85-hour) non-residential program, with 40 students in total.

Every day, students rotate between Arabic language and culture classes, most of which are divided by level. Class instruction is focused on communication, starting from day 1. All students learn the alphabet and learn how to talk, write, and read in Arabic. The curriculum centers around the theme of navigating and describing a modern Arab city. Students also go on field trips to use their new language abilities in real-world situations in the city of Boston.

Our goal is not only to introduce students to Arabic through an intensive three weeks of study during the summer, but also to help our students become global citizens who are aware of the peoples, cultures and customs of the Arab-speaking world. Students will complete their time at the Arabic Summer Academy excited for future learning, with a newfound energy to explore the cultures of the world.

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Please note: If you are interested in earning high school credit for your work at the Arabic Summer Academy for 2018, please contact us in advance, either by email or phone.