Gain 1 year of Lao language study in 8 weeks–Guaranteed
The Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI) offer high-quality language courses in less commonly taught languages. WISLI courses are intensive, condensing an entire year of language study in the 8-week summer session that combines classroom learning with a variety of co-curricular activities. WISLI language courses are cost-effective, and programs are being planned for synchronous virtual and in-person formats. WISLI will take place June 14-August 6, 2021.
Instruction for all levels
WISLI offers instruction for language learners at multiple levels—from those new to Lao to those looking to hone their skills at an advanced level. More than 200 people including students, researchers, faculty, professionals from multiple sectors, military and government personnel take part to build their knowledge and cultural expertise.
Learning through WISLI
Expert language instructors combine online and in-person classroom experiences with cultural learning to ensure that students and their peers learn their chosen languages and the associated culture in an enjoyable environment.
During a typical day, students might take part in a morning lecture, join an instructor for conversation, study aspects of culture, and practice with classmates in the afternoon.
The rigorous pace of instruction helps students focus on building language skills and cultural fluency that enhance academics, research, and careers.
Learn Lao through WISLI’s Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI). Apply and learn more through the SEASSI website.
Funding your language learning
There are several opportunities to fund your summer learning Lao or one of the 30 languages offered through WISLI. See the links to explore awards available to WISLI applicants.