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

 New 2022 Program Dates: June 20th – August 12th

COURSES WERE HELD IN A VIRTUAL FORMAT FOR SUMMER 2021
WE PLAN TO RETURN TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION IN SUMMER 2022

The 2022 APTLI Program will take place from June 20th to August 12th. More information will be published in Fall 2021.

APTLI is a summer intensive language program for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. Courses are offered for academic credit at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels (depending on sufficient enrollment).

Each 8-week language class is equivalent to two semesters of study, with full academic year credit. Instruction is given in small groups taught by experienced language teachers, supported by language tutors. The classes are intensive, involving a minimum of 4.5 hours contact hours Mondays through Fridays from 8:30AM – 1:00PM Central Time, plus extra hours for homework.

In addition to formal classes, students participate in co-curricular events and lectures covering a range of topics relating to the history and culture of the region. This combination of formal classes, cultural and language activities, movies, field trips (when in-person), and more provides students opportunities to expand their vocabulary and practice using the language in different settings.

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APTLI’S PHILOSOPHY

UW-Madison’s Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Institute employs a communicative approach that entails student-centered, performance-based, and context-oriented language teaching.

To meet the program goals of integrating reading, writing, listening, and speaking with communication strategies and cultural skills, instructors and students agree to use the target language exclusively within the classroom. At the end of each level of instruction, students will demonstrate a) greater facility of communication, b) broader understanding of how to engage in the historical and socio-cultural contexts in which the target language is used, and c) expanded individual capabilities in learning how to adapt language skills for life-long learning.

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