LINGUIST List 16.522

Tue Feb 22 2005

FYI: Center/Advanced Proficiency in Arabic, Georgetown

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        1.    Elizabeth M. Bergman, CAPA at Georgetown

Message 1: CAPA at Georgetown

Date: 19-Feb-2005
From: Elizabeth M. Bergman <>
Subject: CAPA at Georgetown

Georgetown University Announces

The first full-time intensive Arabic program in the academic year.

Georgetown University is pleased to announce the opening of the Center for
Advanced Proficiency in Arabic (CAPA). CAPA is supported by the National
Security Education Program's (NSEP) National Flagship Language Initiative.
CAPA is the first intensive Arabic language program to be offered for a
full academic year and in the US.

Other special features of the CAPA program include:

- intensive advanced level instruction (3 - 5 hours per day) in the
academic year
- focus on both spoken and written Arabic
- frequent testing and diagnostic feedback
- high teacher-to-student ratio
- individual attention and customized instruction
- special course modules to meet students' academic interests and/or
professional needs
- summer internships in Arabic-only professional environments

CAPA invites applications for the fall of 2005. The program is open to
graduate students, undergraduates, working professionals, and government
employees. Students who plan to study in the Arabic-speaking world in 2006
are especially welcome to apply.

The application includes an Arabic proficiency screening test. Those
eligible are currently at the ILR 1+ or 2 level (ACTFL intermediate high or
advanced). The goal of CAPA is to raise their Arabic skills to the ILR 3
or 3+ (ACTFL superior level).

CAPA is located at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Its location
gives student access to the outstanding resources of Georgetown University.
Students will also take full advantage of the many professional,
governmental, and cultural activities, events, and organizations of the area.
Qualified students may be eligible for federal funding in the form of
tuition scholarships and stipends. This funding is for students who are
highly committed to work for the federal government. Other funding may
also be available through CAPA. For more information and for application
forms, contact CAPA.

Dr. Elizabeth M. Bergman, CAPA Program Director
phone: 202-687-5743 email:
Application deadline for Fall 2005 is April 20.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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