LINGUIST List 28.4669

Tue Nov 07 2017

Summer Schools: Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)/USA

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 03-Nov-2017
From: Eman Saadah <>
Subject: Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)/USA
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Host Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dates: 11-Jun-2018 - 04-Aug-2018
Location: Urbana, Illinois, USA

Focus: 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 have been designated by the United States government as critical to U.S. National Security and can assist students in securing international positions in governmental, development, and academic sectors.
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

This summer SILMW will take place from June 11 to August 4, 2018, 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!

Subject Languages: Arabic, Standard
                    Persian, Iranian

Registration: 02-Apr-2018 to 30-Apr-2018
Contact Person: Eman Saadah

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Registration Instructions:
You must submit a nondegree application, which includes a signed statement that you're in good academic standing. In addition to the language courses, students must register for LING 110: Cultural Experiences of the Muslim World. Students must register for LING 110 alongside each language course they register for. Note that the credit hours depends on the level of a language that you are taking (Elementary - 10 credits for the whole summer, Intermediate - 8 credits for the whole summer, Advanced - 6 credits for the whole summer).

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