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Summer Language Institute

Spring and Summer Term offerings include a unique collection of intensive language courses that provide students the opportunity to rapidly increase their level of fluency. Intensive courses condense one or two terms of language student into an eight- or ten-week format; they provide an excellent means for students to prepare for a study, internship, or work abroad experience, graduate school, or for expanded career opportunities.

Language teaching at the U-M is proficiency-oriented and aims to develop four basic skills: speaking, reading, writing, and aural comprehension. Courses are designed to teach language within a cultural and social context, so that students deepen their knowledge of the relevant country as they develop language skills. In-class coursework is supplemented by computerized learning modules in the Language Resource Center. Enthusiastic class participation is expected. Placement tests are often required for second year or higher courses (200 level and above) if prior language study was done outside the U-M.

Where to direct your questions

Questions about courses, classes, programs, or instruction should be directed to each individual department:

  • Asian Languages and Cultures: alc-summerlanguageinstitute@umich.edu 
  • Classical Studies: classics@umich.edu 
  • Germanic Languages and Literaturesgermandept@umich.edu
  • Middle Eastern StudiesMES-SummerLanguageInstitute@umich.edu 
  • Romance Languages and Literaturesrll.mailbox@umich.edu 
  • Slavic Language Studiesslavic@umich.edu

 

The 2020 U-M Summer Language Program

The 2020 U-M Summer Language Program:

Spring Half-Term: May 5–June 26, 2020; Summer Half-Term: July 1–August 21, 2020
10-week Spring/Summer Term | Asian language courses: June 1–August 7, 2020
8-week Spring Term | Hebrew language courses: May 5–June 29, 2020
8-week Summer Term | Arabic language courses

  • ARABIC 103 and 203: June 1-July 24, 2020
  • ARABIC 401: June 1-June 26
  • ARABIC 402: July 6-July 31

Cost

PLEASE NOTE: Since the Ann Arbor Campus is currently closed, all Program Fee payments must be made by credit card only.  You can find the instructions and a number to call for assistance here.

If you are paying with a debit card please be aware many have daily limits and you may need to contact your banking institution and request a temporary increase.

There are two cost options to consider if you are planning to take language courses during the spring and summer terms: Program Fee or Tuition. A Program Fee option is available to students who wish to take a language course on a not-for-credit basis. This option is particularly attractive for graduate students. Undergraduate students should consult with their academic advisor before choosing this option. If this course is to be used to fulfill an academic requirement it must be taken for credit.

Program Fees
 1 credit  $600
 2-3 credits  $1500
 4-5 credits  $2000
 6-8 credits  $2800
 10 credits  $3000

(Note: Program Fees are subject to change)

Upon acceptance into the requested course, Program Fee students must pay a non-refundable $200 deposit within 10 business days of acceptance to hold their space in the course. The deposit will be applied to the cost of the Program Fee, the balance of which is due on the first day of class. 

If you elect a summer language course under the Program Fee option, you may change this to the registered tuition paying option during the first two weeks of the term. After that time, your status cannot be changed retroactively. If you are interested in taking the course for credit, which includes getting a letter grade on a transcript, you are required to pay tuition. Tuition rates can be found here

Participants may be eligible for Summer FLAS Fellowships, which enable students to participate in the study of a less commonly taught modern language at the University of Michigan Summer Language Institute (SLI). Please review the list of eligible languages and levels here:

https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/u-m-flas-applicant-resources/summer/languages-levels-summer.

Application and Registration Procedures

The following students must complete the application process:

  • Students requesting the Program Fee option (not-for-credit status)
  • Guest (non-U-M) students (paying tuition or program fee)*

All other current U-M students may register for their Spring term or Summer term language course(s) via Wolverine Access without submitting an application.

*All U-M and non-U-M students wishing to take a spring or summer language course for credit are responsible for paying regular U-M tuition. Tuition rates can be found at the U-M Registrar's Office website.

2020 Application Materials

 Asian Languages and Cultures**  U-M Students  |  Non-U-M Students

 Classical Studies

 U-M Students  |  Non-U-M Students

 Germanic Languages and Literatures 

 U-M Students  |  Non-U-M Students

 Middle East Studies

 U-M Students  |  Non-U-M Students

 Romance Languages and Literatures

 U-M Students  |  Non-U-M Students

 Slavic Languages and Literatures

 U-M Students  |  Non-U-M Students

*U-M students wishing to take an ALC language class or MES language class for credit/tuition should email alc-summerlanguageinstitute@umich.edu or mes-summerlanguageinstitute@umich.edu, accordingly. The email needs to include the student’s name, uniqname, UM-ID and the reason for wanting to take the course. The instructor will notify the department if an override to register should be granted.

 

Housing

Dormitory housing is available on central campus during the spring and summer terms for registered students. The cost of room and board is in addition to tuition. To find out about housing options and costs please visit the U-M Housing Office website. The Housing Office website also contains extensive information and up-to-date listings for off-campus units, including summer sublet opportunities.

Course Descriptions

ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

Spring Half Term

(May 5 - June 26)

10-week Summer Term

(June 1–August 7)

  ASIANLAN 103 - Intensive First Year Chinese
  ASIANLAN 203 - Intensive Second Year Chinese
  ASIANLAN 227 - Intensive Second Year Japanese


CLASSICAL STUDIES

Spring Half Term

(May 5–June 26)

Summer Half Term

(July 1–August 21)

LATIN 101 - Elementary Latin  
LATIN 232 - Vergil, Aeneid  

 

GERMANIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Spring Half Term

(May 5–June 26)

Summer Half Term

(July 1–August 21)

GERMAN 100 - Intensive Elementary GERMAN 230 - Intensive Second-Year Course
GERMAN 231 - Second-Year Course GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
GERMAN 325 - Intermediate German GERMAN 325 - Intermediate German

 

MIDDLE EAST STUDIES

Special 10-Week Course

Special 8-Week Courses

Spring 2020 Summer 2020
HEBREW 203 - Intensive Intermediate Modern Hebrew (May 5–June 29) ARABIC 103 - Intensive Elementary Standard Arabic I & II (June 1-July 24)
  ARABIC 203 - Intensive Intermediate Standard Arabic I & II (June 1–July 24)
  ARABIC 401 - Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I (June 1-June 26)
  ARABIC 402 - Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II (July 6–July 31)

 

SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Spring Half Term

(May 5–June 26)

Summer Half Term

(July 1-August 21)

RUSSIAN 123 - Intensive First Year Russian RUSSIAN 223 - Intensive Second Year Russian
RUSSIAN 303 - Third-Year Intensive Russian  

 

ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Spring Half Term

(May 5–June 26)

Summer Half Term

(July 1–August 21)

FRENCH 100 - Intensive Elementary French FRENCH 230 - Intensive Second-Year French
FRENCH 103 - Review of Elementary French FRENCH 232 - Second-Year French, Continued
FRENCH 231 - Second-Year French SPANISH 230 - Intensive Second-Year Spanish
FRENCH 232 - Second-Year French, Continued SPANISH 231 - Second-Year Spanish
FRENCH 232 - Second-Year French, Continued SPANISH 232 - Second-Year Spanish, Continued
ITALIAN 230 - Second-Year Italian SPANISH 232 - Second-Year Spanish, Continued
SPANISH 100 - Intensive Elementary Spanish SPANISH 232 - Second-Year Spanish, Continued
SPANISH 232 - Second-Year Spanish, Continued

 

 

SPANISH 232 - Second-Year Spanish, Continued  
SPANISH 277 - Reading, Grammar, Composition