UIUC Summer Intensive Language Courses

I am working on raising student awareness of a one of a kind language program which will take place on UIUC campus this coming summer. Our program is the Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World. This is an intensive language program, where students can earn up to 10 (UIUC) credits and take care of their language requirement in only 8 weeks. 


The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World is a language institute that takes place over the summer (June 13 – August 6, 2016) on University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. This summer we will be offering Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Uzbek and Wolof.


We invite students to join the 9% of Americans who choose the unique and meaningful experience of learning a Less Commonly Taught Language. We believe that learning these languages will allow students to gain new global perspectives and set them apart as highly qualified individuals for international work and engagement. Many of these languages have been designated by the US government as critical to U.S. National Security and can assist students in securing international positions in governmental, development and academic sectors.


Join us and over the short span of 8 weeks you can earn up to 10 credits and go from never having heard of a language to holding a conversation in it. For more information watch this short video or visit our website at silmw.linguistics.illinois.edu.


Hope to see you this summer!​​​



Tatiana Luchkina

Department of Linguistics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

707 S. Mathews Avenue, MC-168
Urbana, IL, 68101