APTLI-Arabic, Persian, & Turkish Language Institute




Kerry Uniyal


301 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706
United States


  • Arabic
  • Persian
  • Turkish


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 native speakers and experienced language teachers. The classes are intensive, involving a minimum of 4.5 hours contact hours Mondays through Fridays, 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 language tables provide students with opportunities to expand their vocabulary and practice using the language in different settings.