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Summer Language Institute

The Department of Middle East Studies participates in the LSA Summer Language Institute during the Spring and Summer terms. Language courses in Hebrew and Arabic are typically offered. Intensive courses condense one or two terms of language study into either a four or eight week format. They provide an excellent means for students to prepare for a program of study, internship, study abroad experience, graduate school, or expanded career opportunities.

Spring and Summer 2022 information is posted on the College's SLI website (lsa.umich.edu/sli).

Applications are typically due by the end of March. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis prior to the first day of class if there is seat availability and with the instructor's approval.

Please send applications and questions about courses to mes-summerlanguageinstitute@umich.edu.

If you have mailed application materials to the department, please let us know.

SLI Courses

Commonly Taught Intensive Language Courses
 
Spring Term
  • HEBREW 203.101: Intensive Intermediate Modern Hebrew (8-week, May-June, 10 Credits)

Summer Term

  • ARABIC 103.201: Elementary Arabic I and II (8-week, June-July, 10 Credits)
  • ARABIC 203.201: Intensive Intermediate Arabic I and II (8-week, June-July, 10 Credits)
  • ARABIC 401.201: Advanced Arabic I (4-week, June, 5 Credits) - Not offered Summer '22
  • ARABIC 402.201: Advanced Arabic II (4-week, July, 5 Credits) - Not offered Summer '22

Types of Admission

SLI courses are open to all types of students-- enrolled UM undergraduate/graduate students, senior-standing high school students, members of the community, UM professors and staff, and others. 

Credit/Tuition

Students who choose this option plan to take an SLI course for transcript/university credit. They will pay tuition and will have the course and the grade earned recorded on a University of Michigan transcript at the conclusion of the course.

UM students wishing to take a course for credit should email
MES-SummerLanguageInstitute@umich.edu to apply. The email should include the following:

  • student's full name
  • uniqname
  • ID number
  • language background (if any) 
  • a brief explanation of what course s/he wishes  to take and why

Non-UM students wishing to take a course for credit should visit lsa.umich.edu/sli for more information on the application process. 

Admitted credit/tuition students will receive an override for official registration.

Not-for-Credit/Program Fee

Students who choose this option do not want to receive credit and simply want to gain proficiency in the language. They will pay a program fee (posted by credits on the SLI website) and receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course. No transcript proof of taking the course will be available. 

Students (both UM and non-UM) wishing to take the course as program fee/not for credit through the LSA Summer Language Institute should visit lsa.umich.edu/sli for more information on the application process.

Admitted not-for-credit/program fee students will not officially register. The instructor will manually add the students to the course's Canvas site.

2022 Course Times

May 3-June 28, 2022

  • HEBREW 203: Monday-Thursday 9am-1:30pm EST; blended instruction

June 1-July 27, 2022

  • ARABIC 103: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-2pm EST; blended instruction
  • ARABIC 203: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-2pm EST; blended instruction