The 3rd Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World – 2011 

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is pleased to host the 3rd Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World in summer 2011 (June 13 – August 6, 2011).

SILMW will offer intensive courses in a variety of Muslim World languages, including Arabic, Bosnian, Pashto, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu and Wolof up to the advanced level by experienced, trained, and highly proficient instructors.

Classes will be held four hours per day, five days a week over a period of eight weeks, for a total of 132-160 hours depending on each level.  Students will earn credits equivalent to one full academic year of language instruction.

SILMW provides a unique opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of the Muslim World and interact with experts in this region.  In addition to classroom instruction, SILMW will offer a variety of extracurricular activities designed to enhance classroom instruction, provide additional channels for language contact and practice, and expose learners to the traditions of the Muslim World communities. These extracurricular activities include research forums, picnics, conversation tables, cooking classes, music & dance performances, movie screening, field trips, lectures, and other cultural activities.

Languages and levels offered at this institute will be determined by student interest. Therefore, if students are interested in a particular language/level, they should go ahead and apply directly to the institute as early as possible. The online application is available at :
SILMW is offered in collaboration with the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Center for African Studies, Center for International Business Education and Research, Center for Global Studies, European Union Center and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center.

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