Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World

Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World welcomes applications for summer intensive language classes.

Dates: 13-Jun-2016 – 06-Aug-2016
Location: Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

Students can earn up to 10 university credits by completing an 8 week intensive summer language institute session.
Minimum language requirement: No Minimum

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

– Arabic
– Persian
– Swahili
– Turkish
– Uzbek
– Wolof

The eight week session includes a four-week elementary I level course (no prior knowledge of the target language is assumed) and a four-week elementary II  level course. Each four-week course covers the amount of material equivalent to one semester of language instruction at the University of Illinois. Students can choose to complete four or eight week of classes.

After completing these intensive language classes, students will be ready to move on to the intermediate level in Fall 2016, and have the foreign language requirement taken care of in a short time frame. They will enjoy the multitude of co-curriuclar cultural activities that will introduce the cultures of the languages offered in this institute.

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 visit our website at


Eman Saadah, Ph.D.

Arabic Language Program ӏ Director and Coordinator
Less Commonly Taught Languages Program ӏ Director
Department of Linguistics
4080 Foreign Languages Building, MC-168
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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