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For those who know school-age children interested in learning Arabic!


Arabic Language and Culture Institute
Summer 2013
STARTALK programs
Grades K-12:



About the Program


Exploring Arabic, Connecting with the World! is an intensive,

immersion-based program developed to teach Arabic language skills

and understanding about the cultures of Arabic-speaking countries.

This program is made free to participants by a grant awarded to the

Arabic Language and Culture Institute of Louisville by the National

Security Agency and the National Foreign Language Center.


What to Expect


Participants will be immersed in world of Arabic language and culture

each day, practice their language skills on an ongoing basis, as well as

with Arabic speakers locally and internationally, through group Skype

conversations to the Middle East.


Program Requirements


This is a highly competitive program with limited spaces. Requirements

include: 100% participation from students in the classroom and 100%


Grades 6-8, 9-12* (incoming): June 17 - July 6

9:00 - 3:00 M-F (July 4th-holiday)

* graduating seniors (class of 2013) are eligible

Grades K-2, 3-5 (incoming): July 15 - 27

8:30-12:30 M-F


Application deadline: May 20th (postmark/email date)

visit for an application

Location: JCTC (620 S. 3rd St)

Cost: Free


Contact Julie Purcell at the Arabic Language and Culture Institute with questions or to schedule a

presentation on the STARTALK programs at your school: 502.644.2784,




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