Summer Language Institute - German

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The Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Virginia is pleased to offer its Summer Language Institute. Upon successful completion of this rigorous yet rewarding 8 week near-immersion program, students will receive 12 credits for the first four semesters of elementary- and intermediate-level German language (GERM 1010, 1020, 2010, & 2020) and will satisfy the undergraduate language requirement at UVA and many other colleges and universities. This unique experience is known for building positive peer relationships that help and support in meeting the challenge of acquiring basic German skills within a brief time frame.       

Pedagogy and Philosophy

Besides learning German vocabulary and grammar and intensely practicing the four language skills in daily morning and afternoon sessions, students will also be engaged in German culture activities such as watching movies and preparing and cooking German dishes at the International Center.

Unique Features of the Program

The German SLI features experienced instructors who combine traditional classroom techniques with cultural components to create a stimulating and engaging atmosphere.  We focus on daily conversation and journal writing that enhance individual self expression in German.

Program Structure

The program offers morning and afternoon sessions as well as weekly movie screenings and bi-weekly visits to the International Center.

2022 Costs

Students in all SLI programs, including the non-credit option, must pay the Institute Fee of $60.00 and the Comprehensive Fee.

See Summer Session Housing for information on housing costs. See Dining for Information on meal plans.

  Virginia Resident Non Virginia Resident

Required Fees

       Institute Fee 

       Comprehensive Fee







Undergraduate Student Tuition
(12 credits)
$423 x 12cr = $5,076 $1,552 x 12cr = $18,624
Graduate Student Tuition
(12 credits)
$489 x 12cr = $5,868 $992 x 12cr = $11,904
Non Credit Study Option Tuition $5,076 $5,076

Please note that graduate level tuition applies to current UVA students who will graduate in May, before the start of the SLI.

Contact Information: 

Department of German Languages and Literatures
Director: Stefanie Parker
Medieval German literature, German pedagogy
New Cabell Hall
(434) 987-3382