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.
The program offers morning and afternoon sessions as well as weekly movie screenings and bi-weekly visits to the International Center.
Students in all SLI programs, including the non-credit option, must pay the Institute Fee of $60.00 and the Comprehensive Fee.
|Virginia Resident||Non Virginia Resident|
|Undergraduate Student Tuition
|$423 x 12cr = $5,076||$1,552 x 12cr = $18,624|
|Graduate Student Tuition
|$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.