- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: June
- Session Length: Six Weeks, Two Months, Other
- Entering Grade: PG, College
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Language
- Sub-Categories: Arabic, Russian, Slavic Languages
- Selective: No
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Credit Awarded: Yes
The 2021 Summer Language Institute is now underway. SLI is thrilled to be hosting many of our language learners on campus in Pittsburgh while also accommodating a large number of students in simultaneously running online, synchronous programs and and hybrid in-person/online programs during this historic summer.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute celebrates a 32-year tradition of passionate teaching and proven results. With a focus on critical and less commonly taught languages and proficiency-based instruction, SLI offers courses in Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Whether students choose to study on Pitt’s campus or on one of the SLI’s many study abroad programs, they can expect to cover approximately one academic year’s worth of course work during a single summer.
Students who complete SLI programs rapidly acquire language proficiency and deepen their understanding of a foreign culture. Every day, students receive intensive language training in both spoken and written modes. Small class sizes ensure constant interaction with experienced instructors. A rich program of lectures, films, music, cooking, picnics, and excursions provides students the opportunity to explore the cultures they are studying while socializing in their target languages.
SLI is proud to support undergraduates, graduate students, non-traditional students, and motivated adult language learners with generous scholarships.