Language programs in the U.S.

Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII), UW-Madison

The UW-Madison Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) is a residential summer language immersion program for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. Courses are offered for academic credit at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels (depending on sufficient enrollment).

Beloit College Summer Russian Language Program

Beloit College summer program (CLS) is accepting applications to study Russian. CLS is an immersive summer program that enables students to complete a semester or entire year of Russian over the summer. CLS offers a unique opportunity to either start Russian or greatly expand one’s fluency, while working with top faculty.


CCPCR's U.S. Summer Language Programs Listings

For anyone looking for summer language programs for 2015, American University's Committee on College and Pre-College Russian (CCPCR) has complied a list of domestic summer language programs in Russian, Slavic, and other East European languages on their summer program website:


Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) is one of the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI National Language Resource Centers, whose role is to improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively.

Their Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) Project helps to track information on locations in North America where students can study spefic less commonly taught languages as well as to provide information about study abroad opportunities.


Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI), UW-Madison

CESSI at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) offers intensive Central Eurasian language courses alongside a cultural enhancement program which introduces students to the rich world of Central Eurasian history and culture. The Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosts CESSI in the summers.


Cloudberry Language School

Cloudberry Language School is a new generation language school that offers flexible and varied language learning opportunities for children and adults at all levels. We focus on Russian, Mandarin Chinese and Arabic languages – critical and most spoken in the world but less commonly taught in the US. We developed fun and unique Pre-Travel Program, Cooking Immersion Program, Film & Culture Workshops, Corporate Language Lessons, Government Solutions, and much more.

Middlebury Language Schools and Schools Abroad

Every summer, students and teachers, scholars and artists, entrepreneurs and political leaders from around the world gather at the Middlebury Language Schools.They apply their considerable efforts to one goal—creating the richest, most effective language-learning environment on earth. Within this environment, a miracle occurs. Those who arrive with basic language skills expand them dramatically, allowing them to engage with native speakers in an informed discussion of cultural, political, or social issues.



Steiner Yiddish Summer Program, Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program offers college students a spirited exploration of Yiddish language and culture. In seven weeks of concentrated study, Steiner students not only gain Yiddish language literacy and substantive knowledge of Central and Eastern European Jewish history and culture – they also participate in the lively world of Yiddish culture at the Yiddish Book Center and beyond.


Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Since 1955, the Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies has offered foreign language students an intensive and supportive environment that creates opportunities to gain a solid foundation or improve overall proficiency in a language.



About the Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP)

Summer Language Workshop, Indiana University-Bloomington

Offering intensive summer language training at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University since 1950, the IU Summer Language Workshop provides over 200 participants annually the opportunity to complete a full year of college language instruction in eight and nine-week summer sessions.


The Workshop has enabled thousands of students and professionals to intensively study languages critical to academic research, economic development, human rights, diplomacy, national security, cultural exchange, scientific advancement, and other global issues.


Summer Russian Program, UW-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Institute and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature offers intensive language summer courses in the summer for Russian. Usually, Intensive First, Second, and Third year Russian are offered (Slavic 101 and 102; 117 and 118; 279).


The Critical Languages Institute (CLI), Arizona State University

Founded in 1991 as a boutique program for ASU graduate students studying Macedonian, the CLI has evolved into one of the largest summer training facilities in the U.S. for less commonly taught languages, offering courses in 9 languages at up to 5 levels to over 150 students each summer.


The Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute has offered intensive summer language courses for over 25 years.  With a focus on critical and less commonly taught languages, Pitt’s SLI provides courses in up to 14 languages annually—Arabic, Bosnian /Croatian/ Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Persian (Farsi), Polish,