Summer Language Courses

In the summer, students from around the nation enroll in intensive UW-Madison courses to complete the equivalent of one year of instruction in just 8 weeks. Languages are taught in the summer through the Wisconsin Summer Intensive Language Institutes (WISLI) and through departments in the College of Letters & Science.

Important: Due to the COVID-19 emergency, all Summer 2020 courses will be offered virtually. This page will be updated continuously, but please check with the department or program offering the course to make sure that it will still be offered.

Summer 2020 Language Offerings

To enroll in one of UW-Madison’s intensive language classes follow these steps.

  1. Choose from the languages listed below. Be sure to note the program/department through which the language is offered.
  2. Enroll for the language course.

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American Sign Language (ASL)

CSD 424 – Sign Language (July 13 to July 26) offered through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Arabic

Bengali

Offered through the South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Brazilian Portuguese

Offered through the Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute (SIPI)

Burmese

Offered through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

Chinese

ASIALANG 201: Third Semester Chinese
ASIALANG 202: Fourth Semester Chinese
ASIALANG 301: Fifth Semester Chinese
ASIALANG 302: Sixth Semester Chinese

Offered through the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Contact Rachel Weiss, rweiss@wisc.edu, with questions.

Classics

Classics 205: Greek and Latin Origins of Medical Terms

Offered through the Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Contact Toni Landis, tllandis@wisc.edu, with questions.

Dari

Offered through the South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Filipino

Offered through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

French

Offered through the Department of French and Italian

Contact Laura Linde Turnes, llinde@wisc.edu, with questions.

Gujarati

Offered through the South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Hindi

Offered through the South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Hmong

Offered through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

Indonesian

Offered through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

Italian

Offered through the Department of French and Italian

Contact Laura Linde Turnes, llinde@wisc.edu, with questions.

Japanese

ASIALANG 203: 3rd semester Japanese
ASIALANG 204: 4th semester Japanese

Offered through the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Contact Rachel Weiss, rweiss@wisc.edu, with questions.

Javanese

Offered through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

Kazakh

Offered through the Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)

Korean

ASIALANG 205: 3rd Semester Korean
ASIALANG 206: 4th Semester Korean

Offered through the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Contact Rachel Weiss, rweiss@wisc.edu, with questions.

Khmer

Offered through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

Lao

Offered through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

Marathi

Offered through the South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Nepali

Offered through the South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Pashto

Offered through the South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Persian

Punjabi

Offered through the South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Russian

Offered through the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic

Contact Joanna Schuth, jschuth@wisc.edu, with questions.

 

Sanskrit

Offered through the South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Sinhala

Offered through the South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Spanish

Offered through the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Contact Karen Francis, karen.francis@wisc.edu, with questions.

Tajik

Offered through the Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)

Tamil

Offered through the South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Thai

Offered through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

Tibetan

Offered through the South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Turkish

Urdu

Offered through the South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Uyghur

Offered through the Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)

Uzbek

Offered through the Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)

Vietnamese

Offered through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

Non-Credit Programs

The UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) offers non-credit courses for individuals who want to learn a new language or improve their current language skills. All summer 2020 programs will be offered online.

To learn more about non-credit language courses, view the DCS program guide online or contact Christopher Moore at christopher.moore@wisc.edu or (608) 262‑7389.