Persian-Farsi Project GO – ROTC Students

Learn Persian-Farsi through our unique intensive summer experience. Intensive language courses immerse you in language and culture studies for 5-6 hours of interactive instruction, Monday through Friday. You can earn 16 units of SDSU foreign language credit in 11 weeks. We look forward to having you study with us this summer.

Eligibility: The SDSU Project GO domestic Persian program starts at the Year 1 - 101 level. Students applying should have no prior Persian learning experience (school or heritage learner). Students with prior experience in Persian are encouraged to apply for a Project GO overseas/advanced program or a different SDSU language program in which they have no prior learning experience.

Before you start the application process, please read and understand the Project GO eligibility conditions and scholarship/funding information.

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Overview

  • Date: May 27 – August 7, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Credit: 16 units
  • Levels: Novice Persian 101 & 102 and Intermediate Persian 201 & 202
  • Location: San Diego State University, CA

Program Details

NOVICE PERSIAN (Farsi)
This intensive 8-unit course teaches practical language skills and cultural awareness. Students learn & expand their four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing of the Persian language through conversations, games, written homework and Iranian movies. The Persian language is used in two styles-Literary and Colloquial-both of which are introduced and used from the beginning.

Course Materials: Ahmadeian Fard, Shahnaz. Persian for Beginners: An Introductory Course in Persian.

INTERMEDIATE PERSIAN (Farsi)
This intensive 8-unit course develops intermediate level skills in Persian speaking, listening, reading and writing. Through the use of authentic materials and field trips, students are exposed to a wide variety of topics, including in-depth academic and cultural knowledge.

Course Materials: Ahmadeian Fard, Shahnaz. Persian for Beginners: An Introductory Course in Persian.

Funding

Project GO at SDSU pays for:
Tuition, course materials, room and board for all ROTC Students.

Please note that the room and board support is not intended to be comprehensive of all living costs a program participant may incur. The scholarship provides a meal plan and shared double occupancy suites on campus. Any purchases a student wants to make outside of this are the responsibility of the students. All participants are required to live in double occupancy suites on SDSU’s campus. San Diego residents living around campus or within a driving distance of less than 10 miles are exempt.

Students accepted to the program are responsible for the following refundable security deposit: $300 program security deposit (to hold your spot once accepted). You will receive a refund at the end of the program.

How to Apply

SDSU LARC summer intensive course offerings cover the equivalent of 4 semesters of coursework, or 16 units covered from late-May through mid-August consecutively.

The SDSU Project GO domestic Persian program starts at the Year 1 - 101 level. Students applying should have no prior Persian learning experience (school or heritage learner). Students with prior experience in Persian are encouraged to apply for a Project GO overseas program or a different SDSU language program in which they have no prior learning experience.

Students able to dedicate the entire summer can apply by using the Project GO Central Application System (Open 10/1/19). Application forms are available online from October 1, 2019 to February 17, 2020.

Two letters of recommendation are required:
1. A letter from your commanding officer.
2. An academic letter of recommendation that addresses: a) the relationship between the recommender and applicant and b) the reason the applicant is a good candidate for this scholarship.​

Transcripts and letters of recommendation will be submitted through the Project GO Central Application System.

Academic Year and Online Sustainment Persian-Farsi Course

While taking a traditional language class at your home university is preferred, you may choose to take online language sustainment classes through SDSU. However, the sustainment plan is flexible. For example, you may find 2-3 online hours per week is enough to maintain your knowledge/use of vocabularies and phrases, or engaging with people who speak the language through a club or organization, and/or meeting with a tutor for bi-weekly conversational check-ins. LARC/SDSU Project GO staff will meet with you to articulate a plan that works for you. In all, it is a matter of maintaining your language skills during the academic year until your next Project GO experience.

*The online language sustainment program is for SDSU Project GO participants only.

Study Abroad

Study abroad is currently not available through the LARC-SDSU Project GO program. To find a study abroad option visit Project GO Website .

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