Welcome to APTLI!
The Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Institute (APTLI) is an eight-week summer intensive language program for undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, and non-traditional students. Students learn speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills through classroom instruction and a full range of co-curricular activities. Students will receive 8 credits and a letter grade (A-F) after completing program. APTLI participants must complete both 4-week sessions for a total of 8 weeks. Courses meet from 8:30AM-1:00PM, Monday-Friday. Classes will be back in-person for Summer 2022.
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Supplemental FLAS Competition
The IRIS NRC has opened a supplemental FLAS competition for summer 2022. The priority deadline for this competition is April 1, 2022 with initial awarding decisions made the following week. From April 2 the competition will remain open and decisions will be made on a rolling basis.
Click here to initiate an application!
Summer FLAS awards (undergraduate and graduate)
- $5,000 in tuition toward summer language training program
- $2,500 stipend
Summer awards are for intensive language programs either domestically or abroad. Details on minimum contact hours and duration of allowable summer programs are outlined on the FLAS FAQ page. Summer FLAS awards may be used for study at UW-Madison by non-UW students.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
- Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged.
- Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training.
"There were always activities on the weekends and other bonding activities with all classes throughout that allowed me to make life-long friends."Emma Cano, Arabic Student Alum
Summers in Madison!
Summer in Madison is not to be missed. From spending Saturday mornings at the Dane County Farmer’s Market—the nation’s largest—to watching a sunset on UW-Madison’s iconic Terrace while enjoying a brat and world-famous Babcock ice cream. Take in live music on the lawn of the Wisconsin state capitol building during concerts on the square, or enjoy lakeside running and the city’s many bike paths, which have earned Madison accolades as one of the best cities for cycling. All of these activities and more provide exciting and unique contexts for practicing as you hone your language skills.
"Some of my favorite highlights from the program were simply getting to talk to students from all over the country in these breakout sessions."Gordon Goodwin, 2020 & 2021 Arabic Student Alum, 2021 WISLI Student Conference Presenter
"Currently I’m studying Tunisian colloquial Arabic through the multi-language seminar offered at UW—Madison’s African Cultural Studies department, and the language skills I learned at APTLI have proven to be a great linguistic foundation for my studies."Aaron Suiter, Arabic Student Alum
Don’t see the language you’re looking for?
Visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Program website University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Program website for a complete list of languages taught at UW Madison.