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2015 Summer Languages

Language Year(s) Start Date Course Details
Arabic 1st-3rd June 1 Details
BCS 1st June 8 Details
Chinese 1st June 8 Details
Dutch 1st June 8 Details
Hindi-Urdu 1st June 8 Details
Hungarian 1st June 8 Details
Kurdish 1st June 8 Details
Mongolian 1st June 8 Details
Persian 1st June 8 Details
Russian 1st-6th See Details Page Details
Swahili 1st-2nd June 8 Details
Tatar 1st June 8 Details
Turkish 1st-2nd June 8 Details
Turkmen 1st June 8 Details
Ukrainian 1st, 3rd June 8 Details

All courses contingent upon enrollment. For questions concerning the registration process, contact the Workshop by email or at 812-855-2889.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are classes held?

Classes are held for fours every morning Monday through Friday. Russian students have an additional hour of classes in the afternoon.

All students have two hours of language table per week.

In addition, there are numerous extracurricular cultural activities in the afternoons and evenings. Some extracurricular activities will be required by your instructor.

The homework load each night is between 2 and 4 hours.

How do I transfer my Workshop credits to my home institution?

You will need to contact the IU Registrar's Office, Transcript Department. Their phone number is (812) 855-7505.

You may also visit their website at http://registrar.indiana.edu/stu_transcripts.shtml.

Please note that you will need to have your username, passphrase, and student ID# (you will receive all of this information once you are registered).

Do I need previous background in the language in order to participate in the Summer Language Workshop?

No. All languages offered at the Workshop begin with first-year instruction.

When do I have to arrive for the Summer Language Workshop?

All students are expected on the first day of the Workshop: June 2 for all levels of Arabic and Russian 1 or June 9 for all other languages.

Students in the nine-week program (Russian 1 and all levels of Arabic) need to be at orientation on June 2 at 8:00 am.

All other students are expected at orientation on June 9 at 8:00 am. All classes will have their first meetings after orientation.

Students studying a Central Eurasian Language must report on the first day of the program as assessment and final placement decisions are made on the basis of a pre-test administered that Friday.

All students should send any specific inquiries about the schedule and programmatic expectations or any related requests to swseel@indiana.edu. Any requests for exceptions should be submitted before May 1, 2014.

Can I leave the program a few days earlier?

All students are expected to stay through the last day of their program (August 1).

Any requests for exceptions must be sent to swseel@indiana.edu.

What if I need to be absent in the middle of the program?

The Workshop, like all other intensive summer language programs, has a very strict attendance policy. The accelerated rate of courses means that each day's class meeting is about the equivalent of one week's instruction in a regular academic year course and the credits assigned are based on students meeting a specified number of contact hours.

Excessive or prolonged absences impact individual student performance. They also create potential problems for instructors, who expect to follow their curriculum at a specific pace and for fellow students who attend class regularly and whose progress may be slowed by students who, because of such absences, are unable to keep up with the pace of the class.

All course syllabi outline specific grade-related penalties for absences and the attendance policy will be reviewed during student orientations.

Students should not plan to be absent in the middle of the program. Any planned absences must be brought to the attention of Workshop staff before May 1, 2014.

Any questions about the policy should be sent to swseel@indiana.edu.

Can I audit or take classes pass/fail?

No, neither is an option.

Where is the Workshop office located?

We are located in the Polish Studies Center house at 1217 E Atwater Ave, between Ballantine Road and South Highland Ave.

Any questions about the policies above should be directed to swseel@indiana.edu.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions that we have not addressed!