Archive for the ‘Languages’ Category

I just read that CSUSB (CSU San Bernardino) was awarded $200,000 to develop a Persian (فارسی) program.

Already, CSUSB has a solid program with Arabic (العربية) for the summer that teachers beginning levels: Arab 101, Arab 102, Arab 103.  Essentially you get three quarters of Arabic instruction in 8 weeks.  Thus, education spanning a year of instruction  is compressed into one summer.

In other news, CSU Fullerton is closing its Persian program due to drastic budget cuts in the state of California.

In anyone wants to learn a strategic language, I recommend getting into a program fast before they are squelched by budget cuts.  Many colleges throughout California are dropping classes, and the federal government lacking funds, will undoubtedly be challenged to fund assist language programs in the future.

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