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Summer Courses 2014

Our summer courses have special, attractive conditions for students and are more intensive than our regular courses (two sessions per week).
This summer we offer two different courses; both dealing with crucial topics about the Arab world. We recommend them to students having already completed a bachelor's degree. Both courses are offered within our intermediate level.

Summer Course 1:   "دور المرأة العربية في الثورات العربية وهل تغير؟" The role of Arab women during the Arab spring and how it has developed.
Lecturer: Adel Salama, M.A., Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
Tuesday 12:00-13:30 (CET); Friday 12:00-13:30 (CET)
8. July - 1. August 2014 (8 sessions).
Class is taught mainly in Arabic.
Google Hangouts is used for communication.
Level as specified by CEFR: B1-B2.
Summer Course 2:   "لاجئون ومهاجرون ومشردون في العالم العربي" Refugees, migrants, and displaced persons across the Arab World.
Lecturer: Daniel Falk, M.A., Universität Leipzig, Germany.
Monday 20:00-21:30 (CET); Wednesday 18:00-19:30 (CET)
7. July - 30. July 2014 (8 sessions).
Class is taught mainly in Arabic.
Skype is used for communication.
Level as specified by CEFR: B2.
Mode   Twice a week, 90 minutes, in a small group of six to nine, online. Eight progressive lessons to a special topic. Estimated time to prepare the lessons will be at least 3 hours per session. Cancelled sessions due to an emergency on the part of the lecturer will be substituted (normally added at the end of the course).
Certificates   A certificate of participation will be issued if the student has attended at least three quarters of all meetings and if he/she has met the course requirements as defined by the lecturer at the beginning of the semester (This might include presentations in class or written exercises).
Fees   200 CHF for students enrolled at a university.
250 CHF for everyone else.
Fees are expected to be paid before teaching starts. If a student has to cancel his/ her participation before the first session, he/ she will be reimbursed the whole amount minus a charge of 50.- CHF. No reimbursement will be paid after the first session.
Registration   here
Registration is open until 21. June 2014.
Technical Issues   Students need a computer, internet access, a headset (compulsory) and a Skype (course 2) or Google account (course 1). We will check in a personal online meeting whether the connection is working. Technical problems showing up during the semester that prevent a student from attending the class are subject to his/her own responsibility. Missed classes will, therefore, not be substituted. However, if a technical problem prevents all students from participating, the class will be substituted (normally added at the end of the course).

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Weiterführende Informationen


Prof. Dr. Bettina Dennerlein
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies
University of Zurich
Dr. Eva Youssef
E-Mail: evamira.youssef at
Customer Care:
Daniel Falk, M.A.
E-Mail: daniel.falk at