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The deadline to apply for SLI 2012 has passed and letters have been sent out to students that were accepted into the program. If you missed the deadline check back for information regarding SLI 2013! New year, new languages!
Summer Language Institute 2012 Overview
- Two years of foreign language credit
- Semi-immersion in-residence learning experience
- Integrated cultural activities
The 2012 Summer Language Institute, coordinated through the Texas Language Center in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, is offering students an exciting intensive language learning experience and the opportunity to fulfill the two-year foreign language requirement in just three months—from May 31 to August 13. Students can receive the first two years of credit in their choice of two languages: Italian, and Vietnamese
The intensive "jumpstart" provides a solid and thorough foundation in the language basics, allowing future specialists to enroll in advanced classes that delve even deeper into the language and culture, future CEOs to tackle a non-linguistic degree from a global perspective, or speed demons who want to clear up their schedules to get out into the world that much faster and more cheaply. At $3700, plus UT tuition, this is one of the best priced summer language programs available. And everything is included: room, board, excursions, extracurricular activities, and tutoring.
This unique, semi-immersion program provides the next best thing to a study abroad experience - without the 10-hour flight! Students will live in a dormitory language clusters on the UT campus with their peers, together with a graduate student teaching assistant who will assist in their language developments through daily study sessions, homework assistance, and everyday interactions in the language and the culture.
Courses will be taught by members of the award-winning language teaching staff at the University of Texas, who are leading scholars and researchers in language pedagogy, literature, cultural literacy, and area studies. Students in the Summer Language Institute will have extended daily contact with these instructors, and gain much from their knowledge, insight, and counsel.
In addition to weekday classes, students will enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities in the foreign language, including regional cooking demonstrations, a tour of the Blanton Museum of art, language game nights, a scavenger hunt, weekly movie nights, and weekly lectures from native speakers and area scholars on a wide variety of topics.