Course Structure

  • APTLI is an intensive language program designed to maximize language learning in a short period of time.
  • One summer at APTLI is the equivalent to one year’s worth of language learning during the academic year.
  • Students are expected to attend class daily, as missing one class is the equivalent of missing one week during the academic year.
  • APTLI is an eight week program divided into first and second semesters.
  • Students will receive two grades – one at the end of the first semester and a second at the end of the second semester.
  • Each semester at APTLI is worth 4 UW-Madison credits, with 8 credits received at the end of the program.
  • Students must pass first semester in order to continue to second semester of the program.
  • Classes meet 4 hours per day, 5 days per week, Monday-Friday.
  • APTLI courses consist of 156-160 contact hours (depending on when the July 4 holiday falls).