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STARTALK - July 6-31, 2021
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STARTALK: LET'S GO TO RUSSIA/THE MIDDLE EAST | JULY 6-31, MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 10AM TO 3PM

The STARTALK program is a four-week, online program for 60 (30 per language) undergraduates and upper-level high school students with no prior knowledge of either Russian or Arabic, depending on the program they wish to enter. Students at a low novice level may also apply. 

HOW TO APPLY

Before you begin the application, please have a digital copy of your unofficial transcript ready to upload with your submission. You will also need the name, title, and email address of a teacher who has agreed to fill out a recommendation form on your behalf.

Students must submit their applications by the deadline on May 1, 2021. Your reference will need to submit their letter of recommendation no later than May 15, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 1, 2021. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Summer 2021 program dates are July 6-31. Classes will be held Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm. 

Through an engaging series of role-plays, this student-centered program will incorporate various topics relevant to traveling to Russia or the Middle East and will prepare students for a variety of cultural and language situations, allowing for mastery of basic literacy and communicative skills in Russian or Arabic. 

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT HOURS AT NO COST

Upon successful completion of the program, students will achieve a high novice or low intermediate level of Russian or Arabic language proficiency and will have a basic understanding of Russian or Arab culture. Students who wish to continue their Russian or Arabic studies at UTA will be eligible to earn up to eight university credit hours through the university placement test at no personal expense and will be able to become part of the UTA language learning community.