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Foreign Languages

Interested in improving your language skills and completing your language requirement? Immerse yourself in one of the many foreign languages offered this summer.

UW-Madison and visiting students also have the opportunity to enroll in our intensive summer institutes. This experience includes classroom instruction, field trips and other fun cultural activities. It’s a great chance to learn languages that aren’t taught very often in the United States, from Arabic to Uzbek.

*Some or all sections of this course are online.

For a complete list of languages taught this summer, visit Languages @ UW-Madison.

Individual Courses in Foreign Languages

  • French 101: First Semester French
  • German 267: Yiddish Song and the Jewish Experience
  • Italian 101: First Semester Italian
  • Spanish 204: Fourth Semester Spanish
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Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes

The courses below provide just a glimpse of the language offerings available through the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes.

Learn more about Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes.

Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) students

Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII)

  • African Cultural Studies 327: Elementary Summer Immersion Arabic
  • Asian Language & Culture 341: Elementary Summer Immersion Persian
  • German, Nordic, and Slavic 329: Elementary Summer Immersion Turkish
  • German, Nordic, and Slavic 429: Intermediate Summer Immersion Turkish
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Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)

  • German, Nordic, and Slavic 331: First Semester Kazakh
  • Languages & Cultures of Asia 301: First Semester Uyghur
  • Slavic 350: First Semester Tajik
  • Slavic 350: First Semester Uzbek
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South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

  • Asian Language & Culture 317: First Semester Dari
  • Languages & Cultures of Asia 353: First Semester Hindi
  • Languages & Cultures of Asia 369: First Semester Modern Tibetan
  • Languages & Cultures of Asia 371: First Semester Urdu
TSoutheast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) students

Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

  • Asian Language & Culture 307: First Semester Filipino
  • Asian Language & Culture 307: First Semester Indonesian
  • Asian Language & Culture 307: First Semester Lao
  • Asian Language & Culture 307: First Semester Thai
  • Asian Language & Culture 307: First Semester Vietnamese

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