Summer Language Institute

The 2014 University of Michigan Summer Language Program

Spring Half-term: May 6-June 24, 2014; Summer Half-term: June 26-August 15, 2014
Ten week Spring/Summer term Asian language courses: June 2-August 11, 2014


Application and Registration Procedures Application Materials Housing FLAS Fellowships Course Descriptions  

Spring and Summer Term offerings include a unique collection of intensive language courses that provide students the opportunity to rapidly increase their level of fluency. Intensive courses condense one or two terms of language student into an eight- or ten-week format; they provide an excellent means for students to prepare for a study, internship, or work abroad experience, graduate school, or for expanded career opportunities.

These courses are taught by U-M instructors and listed in the Schedule of Courses by the following participating departments: Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of Classical Studies, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Course descriptions can be found below.

Language teaching at the U-M is proficiency-oriented and aims to develop four basic skills: speaking, reading, writing, and aural comprehension. Courses are designed to teach language within a cultural and social context, so that students deepen their knowledge of the relevant country as they develop language skills. In-class coursework is supplemented by computerized learning modules in the Language Resource Center. Enthusiastic class participation is expected. Placement tests are often required for second year or higher courses (200 level and above) if prior language study was done outside the U-M.

During the Spring and Summer terms, a Program Fee option is available to students who wish to take a language course on a Not-For-Credit basis. This option is particularly attractive for graduate students. Undergraduate students should consult with their academic advisor before choosing this option. If this course is to be used to fulfill an academic requirement it must be taken for credit.

Program Fees
 1 credit  $600
 2-3 credits  $1500
 4-5 credits  $2000
 6-8 credits  $2800
 10 credits  $3000

Upon acceptance into the requested course, Program Fee students must pay a non-refundable $200 deposit within 10 business days of acceptance to hold their space in the course. The deposit will be applied to the cost of the Program Fee, the balance of which is due on the first day of class. 

If you elect a Summer Language course under the Program Fee option, you may change this to the registered tuition paying option during the first two weeks of the term.  After that time, your status cannot be changed retroactively.

Application and Registration Procedures:

The following students must complete the application process:

  • Students requesting the Program Fee option (not-for-credit status)
  • Guest (non-U-M) students (paying tuition or program fee)*

All other current U-M students may register for their Spring term or Summer term language course(s) via Wolverine Access without submitting an application.

*All UM and non-UM students wishing to take a spring or summer language course for credit are responsible for paying regular UM tuition.  Tuition rates can be found at the UM Registrar's Office website.

Application Materials:

 Asian Languages and Cultures**  U-M Students  Non-U-M Students
 Classical Studies  U-M Students  Non-U-M Students
 Germanic Languages and Literatures  U-M Students  Non-U-M Students
 Near Eastern Studies  U-M Students  Non-U-M Students
 Romance Languages and Literatures  U-M Students  Non-U-M Students
 Slavic Languages and Literatures  U-M Students  Non-U-M Students

**U-M students wishing to take an ALC language class for credit/tuition should email the instructor and include the following information: student’s name, email, UMID and the reason for wanting to take the course. The instructor will notify the department if an override to register should be granted. The student will then be asked to go on Wolverine Access to backpack and add the course.

FLAS Fellowships:

The University of Michigan International Institute is pleased to announce the availability of Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning a less commonly taught language.  Application Deadline: February 20, 2014.


Dormitory housing is available on central campus during the Spring and Summer terms for registered students. The cost of room and board is in addition to tuition. To find out about housing options and costs please visit the U-M Housing Office website. The Housing Office website also contains extensive information and up-to-date listings for off-campus units, including summer sublet opportunities.

Course Descriptions:


10-week Summer Term

(June 2-August 11)

ASIANLAN 103 - Intensive First Year Chinese
ASIANLAN 127 - Intensive First Year Japanese
ASIANLAN 203 - Intensive Second Year Chinese
ASIANLAN 227 - Intensive Second Year Japanese


Spring Half Term

(May 6-June 24)

Summer Half Term

(June 26-August 15)

GREEK 103 - Intensive Elementary Greek I LATIN 504 - Intensive Latin
LATIN 101 - Elementary Latin  


Spring Half Term

(May 6-June 24)

Summer Half Term

(June 26-August 15)

GERMAN 100 - Intensive Elementary Course GERMAN 230 - Intensive Second-Year Course
GERMAN 101 - Elementary Course GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
GERMAN 102 - Elementary Course  
GERMAN 231 - Second-Year Course  
GERMAN 325 - Intermediate German  
GERMAN 425 - Advanced German  


Special 10-Week Courses

Regular Half-Term Courses

Spring 2014 Spring 2014
HJCS 210 - Intensive Intermediate Modern Hebrew(May 6- July 15) None
Summer 2014 Summer 2014
AAPTIS 103 - Intensive Elementary Standard Arabic I & II (June 3-August 14) AAPTIS 403 - Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I (June 26-July 18)
AAPTIS 205 - Intensive Intermediate Standard Arabic I & II (June 3-August 14) AAPTIS 404 - Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II (July 21-August 12)
Special Sequence Course  
HJCS 101 - Elementary Modern Hebrew I (June 3-July 8)  
HJCS 102 - Elementary Modern Hebrew II (July 9-August 12)  



Spring Half Term

(May 6-June 24)

Summer Half Term

(June 26-August 15)

RUSSIAN 123 - Intensive First Year Russian RUSSIAN 223 - Intensive Second Year Russian
RUSSIAN 303 - Third-Year Intensive Russian  


Spring Half Term

(May 6-June 24)

Summer Half Term

(June 26-August 15)

FRENCH 100 - Intensive Elementary French FRENCH 230 - Intensive Second-Year French
FRENCH 103 - Review of Elementary French FRENCH 232 - Second-Year French, Continued
FRENCH 231 - Second-Year French SPANISH 103 - Review of Elementary Spanish
FRENCH 232 - Second-Year French, Continued SPANISH 230 - Intensive Second-Year Spanish
ITALIAN 230 - Second-Year Italian SPANISH 231 - Second-Year Spanish
SPANISH 100 - Intensive Elementary Spanish SPANISH 232 Second-Year Spanish, Continued
SPANISH 103 - Review of Elementary Spanish SPANISH 277 - Reading, Grammar, and Composition
SPANISH 230 - Intensive Second-Year Spanish  
SPANISH 231 - Second-Year Spanish  
SPANISH 232 - Second-Year Spanish, Continued  
SPANISH 277 - Reading, Grammar, Composition