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2013 Summer Language Institutes and Offerings

Summer language instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is via individual course offerings, which are available to any UW student (including special students) as well as intensive summer language institutes, which grant UW-Madison credit but have their own application procedures.

Summer Language Offerings (individual course offerings)

Click on the links to home departments for the following courses for more information.

*American Sign Language is currently offered during summer session instruction period by the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. Enrollment is limited; please contact the Department Administrator, Jenni Hart, ( or 608-263-5860) for more information.

**Spanish 101 is only offered at UW-Madison during the summer, not during the academic year.

Summer Language Institutes

For more information on the following programs, please see the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes.

Arabic, Persian and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII)
The UW-Madison Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) is an eight-week intensive summer language immersion program for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. Outside of the classroom, students commit to using their target language at all times - in their shared living space on campus, at meals, and at co-curricular activities that combine to create a language immersion experience.

Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)
The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) offers intensive Central Eurasian language courses alongside a cultural enhancement program which introduces students to the rich world of Central Eurasian history and culture.

South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)
The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) is a formal educational collaboration of the US Department of Education-designated Title VI National Resource Centers for South Asia. SASLI is dedicated to training students, faculty, and professionals in the languages of South Asia.

Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)
SEASSI is an eight-week intensive language training program for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals.

Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute




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Upcoming Events

Brownbag: Language Learning in ConTEXT
12:00 pm, Monday, April 28
1418 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive

Please join us for the final brownbag discussion in the series Language Learning in ConTEXT, featuring a panel of language students who will talk about their experiences working with literary texts in their language courses. Learn more >

Invited SLA lecture: Changing Frames in Native Speaker and Learner Talk: Moving Toward a Dynamic 'Shared Repetroire'

Dale Koike, University of Texas-Austin
4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 30
254 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive

An invited lecture for the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition. Learn more>


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