University of Wisconsin–Madison

Learn a new language this summer with WISLI!

by Felecia Lucht, Director, WISLI

Each summer, around 200 undergraduates, graduate students, professionals, and other non-traditional students from across the country come to Madison to study a language at the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI).   WISLI offers high-quality language courses in 29 less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) through five institutes:

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

Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) – Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek

South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) – Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu

Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) – Burmese, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese

Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute – Brazilian Portuguese

And new to WISLI this summer: Online Norwegian

Contact the individual Institutes or WISLI if you have any questions.  We hope to see you in Summer 2018!

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