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Summer School: Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 14 – August 7, 2021

June 14, 2021 - August 7, 2021

From the organizers:

The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We invite students to join the 9% of Americans who choose the unique and meaningful experience of learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL).  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 can assist students in securing international positions in governmental, development, and academic sectors.    

This summer SILMW will take place from June 14 to August 7, 2021, and we will be offering Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof.  The program is 8 weeks and is divided into two, 4-week semesters. This is an immersive experience, complete with instruction, cultural activities, opportunities for language practice, conversation tables, cooking classes, movie nights, and more!  

When you complete the program, not only will you be able to hold a conversation in a new language and have earned up to 10 credits, you will have had fun!   

We invite you to check out our website for more details about the program in general and for the application requirements in particular. The following selected web pages might be of interest to you, should you want to learn more about the program: 

Prospective Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Summer 2021 General Schedule

Summer 2021 Activities Schedule

For more general information, visit our website at https://linguistics.illinois.edu/languages/summer-institute-languages-muslim-world.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at silmw@illinois.edu.  We hope to see you this summer!


June 14, 2021
August 7, 2021
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