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Save the dates: June 20, 2022-August 12, 2022

WISLI has plans to return to in-person instruction in Summer 2022. 

Each summer undergraduates, graduate students, professionals, and other non-traditional students from across the country come to UW-Madison to study a language at the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI). WISLI provides high-quality instruction of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs). WISLI courses are intensive, condensing an entire year of language study in the 8-week summer session. The institutions combine classroom learning with a variety of co-curricular activities. WISLI language courses are cost-effective and accessible through synchronous, virtual learning.

The core strength of WISLI is its longstanding summer language institutes, several of which were founded by consortia of universities to ensure that high-quality instruction is offered in an accessible forum during the sum

WISLI is housed under the new unit in the International Division—the Language Program Office (LPO), with support from the College of Letters and Science (L&S).

Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Institute (APTLI)

Arabic, Persian, Turkish

Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)

Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, Uzbek

CESSI Consortium (13 members)

South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, Urdu

SASLI Consortium (10 member institutions, 1 contributing institution)

Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

Burmese, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, Vietnamese

SEASSI Consortium (11 member institutions)

Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute (SIPI)

Brazilian Portuguese

The Intensive Summer Multilanguage Seminar