Have fun learning new language at MTSU summer inst...

Have fun learning new language at MTSU summer institute (video)

Learning a new language can be fun and quicker than you think. Monday, July 1, is the deadline to sign up for the July session of the 2013 Summer Language Institute at MTSU’s Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition. The university’s 11th annual institute, which began earlier this month, is offering weeklong courses in multiple languages, including Arabic, Chinese and Latin classes along with Spanish and French instruction.

Spanish teacher Brian Roberts, left, chats with student Winston Joffrion during class June 25 at the Summer Language Institute inside the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building at MTSU. The summer classes are offered by the MTSU Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)

Beginning Arabic, French and Spanish will be offered July 15-19 along with an introductory language course in Chinese. Advanced courses in all four are set July 22-26. Classes are open to anyone 13 and older. Training also will be offered in methodology, which helps teachers of young students learning English as a foreign or second language. Participants may register or learn more at the center’s website at

Check out this video from a recent Spanish class to learn more:

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