Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes




Felecia Lucht


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


  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Burmese
  • Dari
  • Filipino
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Indonesian
  • Javanese
  • Khmer
  • Lao
  • Marathi
  • Nepali
  • Pashto
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Sanskrit
  • Sinhala
  • Tajik
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Tibetan
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Uyghur
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese


The Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI) is offering virtual language instruction in summer 2020. Courses began on Monday, June 15th and will continue through Friday, August 7th. The announcement comes as the University of Wisconsin–Madison made the decision that face-to-face instruction will not be offered on campus in consideration of the safety of participants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Summer 2020, approximately 380 undergraduate students, graduate students, professionals, and others are studying a language at the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI).

WISLI is host to five summer language institutes which offer high-quality courses in 30 less commonly taught languages:

  • Arabic, Persian, & Turkish Language Institute (APTLI)
  • Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)
  • South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)
  • Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)
  • Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute (SIPI)