Florida Tech Offers Intensive Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic May 9-June 17

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology will offer its second Intensive Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic May 9-June 17. These critical languages are valued by employers in technology, business and the military. Students will receive intensive instruction and attention, individualized assistance, and increased opportunity for success.

Both courses will be taught Monday through Thursday, from 9 to 10:50 a.m. The Chinese course will be taught by Wanfa Zhang, assistant professor, humanities and communication; Mohammed Al-Zahrani, doctoral student in operations research, will teach the Arabic course. Participants will also engage in cultural activities including speakers and films.

“Courses will emphasize both language, culture and interaction between students at the institute,” said JoAnn Parla-Palumbo, assistant professor, humanities and communication, and director, Center for the Study of Critical Languages.

Other participating Florida Tech faculty include Alan Rosiene, director, Foreign Languages; Robert Taylor, head, Department of Humanities and Communication; and Gordon Patterson, professor of humanities and communication.

Current Florida Tech students, high school students, college students from other institutions and members of the community and business world are encouraged to participate.

The institute offers three credit hours for each course. For costs and more information, contact Parla-Palumbo at jparlapalumbo@fit.edu or (321) 674-7491.

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