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FLIC Summer Language Program

  • Monday, March 25, 2013

    UMES offers high school-age students summer language program

    Study Arabic, Chinese or Russian in high tech setting


    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 25, 2013) High school-age students can get a leg up at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore this summer learning Arabic, Chinese or Russian-three languages that are in high demand in the current and future workforce.  

    Registration is now open for The Summer Language Experience, a two-week, intensive, non-residential program designed to provide beginners with an introduction to the language as well as cultural understanding. 

    "This is a great opportunity for motivated high school or home school students who want to make the most of their summer by studying a foreign language," said Tammy Gharbi, program coordinator of the Foreign Language Instructional Center at UMES.  "It would take nearly 15 weeks in a traditional school year to accomplish the 60 hours of instruction offered in The Summer Language Experience." 

    The courses will be taught by native-speaking instructors in a state-of-the-art language learning classroom at the university. The Chinese program runs June 17-28; Russian is offered July 8-19 and the Arabic session is July 29-August 9.  

    The fee for each course is $200 and includes all materials.  Visit or call 410-651-6543 for more information.  


    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580.