Center Sidi Bou Said for Languages runs the following programs. The dates below are the dates of instruction and housing is open for student two (2) days before and after the program dates.
- Monthly Program
- Short-term Intensive Programs (Winter, Spring, Summer)
- Term Programs
- Year Programs
- Private Tutoring (open year-round)
- Student Group / Corporate / Embassies (open year-round)
Please note that aside from the program dates listed, customized course dates can be arranged year-round for students taking private individual, private or small group lessons.
1. Monthly Program
Course in the monthly program begin the first weekday of every month and last until the end of the month. The start dates and number of hours of instruction during our programs are flexible and we will work with you to accommodate your university’s schedule.
2. Short-term Intensive Programs (Winter, Spring, Summer)
Short-term intensive programs offer an opportunity for students to study during their holidays. If students enroll in both sessions of any given program they will receive a discounted tuition. Housing is open between sessions and students staying for more than one session are welcome to stay during the period between sessions.
|Session I||December 17 – 28||December 16 – 27|
|Session II||January 2 – 15||January 6 – 17|
|Session I||March 18 – 29||March 24 – April 4|
|Session II||April 1 – 12||April 7 – 18|
|Session I||June 3 – July 5||June 2– July 4|
|Session II||July 15– August 16||July 15– August 16|
3. Term Programs
Term programs generally correspond with the academic calendar. The start dates and number of hours of instruction during our programs are flexible and since the dates of academic institutions vary from country to country, we will work with you to accommodate your university’s schedule. Each session includes twelve (12) weeks of instruction.
These programs can be ideal for students seeking to complete a study abroad requirement. We are able to coordinate and provide all the necessary information to make your courses at Center Sidi Bou Said for Languages credit-bearing with your university if possible. For further details, please refer to our Academic Credit section.
|2012 – 13||2013 – 14|
|Fall Term||September 24 – December 14||September 23 – December 20|
|Winter Term||January 7 – March 29||January 6 – March 28|
|Spring Term||April 1 – June 21||March 31 – June 20|
|Summer Term||June 24 – September 13||June 23 – September 12|
4. Year Programs
Year programs are designed for students wishing to study for an entire year with regular breaks between sessions. There are three different program start dates for students wishing to start either during the winter, spring or fall.
|2012 – 13||2013 – 14|
|Phase 1||January 16 – December 7||January 14 – December 5|
|Phase 2||June 4 – May 24||June 3 – May 23|
|Phase 3||September 17 – August 16||September 16 – August 15|
5. Private Tutoring (open year-round)
Students can arrange for private tutoring during sessions with customized start and end dates. They are welcome to take as many hours as they would like but most students generally choose to take about 3-5 hours each weekday. Our instructors have varied educational background and expertise so we are able to create customized programs in not only Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and dialectal Arabic, but also in Arabic for Specific Purposes (Medical, Business, Finance, Media, Diplomatic and Consular Affairs). For more information about the courses we offer, please refer to our section on Course Offerings.
6. Student Group / Corporate / Embassies (open year-round)
Our center is able to create customized groups based on the need of your institution. We offer a unique curriculum based off of news and current events in the Arabic world. Our combination of sound curricular and methodological elements appreciates and identifies the unique learning styles and strengths, preparing students to reach their greatest learning potential in order to better enable them to successfully communicate and engage on an international and multilingual level.