Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World(SILMW)

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Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois in
Urbana-Champaign in collaboration with the Center for South
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies , the Center for African
Studies, CIBER, and the European Union Center is pleased to
host the Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim
World (SILMW) in summer 2009 (June 15-August 6, 2009).

SILMW will offer intensive courses in a variety of Muslim
World languages, including Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish,
Urdu and Indonesian, by experienced, trained, and highly
proficient instructors. Classes will be held four hours per
day over a period of eight weeks, for a total of 132 hours.
Students will earn credits equivalent to one full academic
year of language instruction.

SILMW provides a unique opportunity to explore the languages
and cultures of the Muslim World and interact with experts in
this region. In addition to classroom instruction, SILMW will
offer a variety of extracurricular activities designed to
enhance classroom instruction, provide additional channels for
language contact and practice, and expose learners to the
traditions of the Muslim World communities. These
extracurricular activities include research forums,
conversation hours, cooking demonstrations, music, film
showings, and other cultural activities.

The SILMW at UIUC is being organized by Abdulkafi Albirini
(Director), Ercan Balci, Abbas Benmamoun, Peyman Nojoumian,
and Peter Otiato, from the Department of Linguistics.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or
like to get more information about SILMW.

Ercan BALCI, Ph.D.

Turkish Program Coordinator

Lecturer of Turkish

Linguistics Department, UIUC

4114 Foreign Languages Building

707 S. Matthews Urbana IL.

Office Tel. no.: (217)244-3058

Email: ebalci at

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