Marhabbah from the Arabic Academy!
Day 1 at SMC
Location: Saint Michael’s College
What the Arabic Academy did today: After settling in last night, the Arabic Academy had a busy first day!
During a hearty breakfast of eggs, hash browns, and pancakes students got to know each other and practiced their Arabic skills! After breakfast, the Arabic students had the chance to get familiar with campus on a campus walk. They also attended orientation sessions to learn about the expectations and rules for the upcoming weeks. After lunchtime, students sat for their STAMP Tests -- the exam that determines their academic placement within the academy.
Tonight, the kids will take the Language Pledge® and commit to total immersion in Arabic for the next four weeks. Many have already started to speak in-language to each other and to staff members! We are so excited to be a part of their learning and growth over the next month. Check out our Instagram Stories tonight for clips of the Language Pledge® ceremony!
8:30 am — Student Orientation - Major Rules and Expectations
11:00 am — Student Orientation - Maximizing Learning
12:00 pm — Lunch
12:45 pm—STAMP Testing
2:00 pm— Student Orientation - Communication Strategies
3:45 pm—Activities/Exercise/Free time
5:00 pm—Dinner & Free Time
7:00 pm — Language Pledge® Ceremony
9:00 pm — Snack and Lights Out
Check back on Wednesday to read more about the Arabic Academy!