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Summer Language Institute

Learn an entire year of a language online in a summer! This program is ideal for academically advanced high school students who want the opportunity to either learn a new language or continue learning a language in classes with current UChicago students as well as visiting undergraduate and graduate students.

Students have the opportunity to take modern or ancient language courses. Beginning and intermediate intensive modern language courses are designed for students wishing to develop proficiency across all four language skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Beginning and intermediate ancient language courses guide students in building and honing their reading abilities and their familiarity with ancient texts and culture.

DETAILS

Courses are between six and eight weeks long. Read each course listing carefully.

Each intensive Summer Language course, regardless of length, is the equivalent to three quarter-long (10 week) courses, and meets for a least 90 contact hours. See individual course descriptions for prerequisites, if any.

Learn more about Summer Language Institute!

Eligibility: Current high school juniors and older.

Courses in Summer Language Institute

Summer Intensive Intermediate Spanish

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  In this intermediate-level sequence, students review and extend their knowledge of all basic patterns (e.g., grammar, vocabulary, phonetics, sociocultural norms) of the

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Summer Intensive Intermediate French

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  In this intermediate-level sequence, students review and extend their knowledge of all basic patterns (e.g., grammar, vocabulary, phonetics, sociocultural norms) of the language.

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Summer Intensive Intermediate Chinese

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Summer Intermediate Chinese is an 8-week course designed for students who have already completed one year of college-level study of Modern Chinese (Mandarin).

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Summer Intensive Intermediate Turkish

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Summer Intensive Intermediate Turkish enables students to develop strong intermediate speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and further solidify their foundati

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Summer Intensive Elementary Spanish

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Summer Elementary Spanish is an eight-week course which helps beginning students build a solid foundation in the basic patterns of written and spoken Spanish and their u

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Summer Intensive Introductory Latin

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Summer Intensive Introductory Latin offers a comprehensive introduction to Classical Latin language in eight weeks, using Wheelock’s Latin (7th edition), Ørberg’s Lingua

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Summer Intensive Introductory Korean

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  This 8-week course will provide beginners with a solid basic foundation in modern Korean.

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Summer Intensive Elementary Japanese

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  This 8-week summer intensive course is the equivalent of three quarters of Elementary Japanese (10100-10300) in the regular academic year (30 weeks).

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Summer Intensive Introductory German

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Summer Introductory German is a 7-week course designed for students wishing to develop intermediate proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking for use in ev

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Summer Intensive Introductory Ancient Greek

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Summer Introductory Ancient Greek comprises a thorough introduction to the Classical Greek language in eight weeks, using the Joint Association of Classical Teachers' Re

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Summer Intensive Elementary French

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Summer Elementary French is an eight-week course which helps students build a solid foundation in the basic patterns of written and spoken French and their use in everyd

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Summer Intensive Introductory Chinese

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Summer Introductory Chinese is an 8-week course that introduces the fundamentals of Modern Chinese (Mandarin).

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Summer Intensive Arabic Level 2

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Summer Intensive Arabic Level 2 is designed for students who have completed the equivalent of Alif Baa' and al-Kitaab Part One.

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Summer Intensive Arabic Level 1

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Summer Intensive Arabic Level 1 is an 8-week course designed to introduce complete novices to the fundamentals of Arabic in the four language skills (speaking, listening

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Summer Intensive Intermediate Latin

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Summer Intermediate Latin combines extensive reading of texts with a comprehensive review of classical grammar and syntax; it prepares students for advanced courses in L

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Summer Intensive Intermediate Ancient Greek

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Summer Intensive Intermediate Greek combines extensive reading of texts with a comprehensive review of Classical grammar and syntax; it prepares students for advanced co

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