SOAS University of London

The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) - annual intensive language programme

11 May 2020

The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We invite students to join the 9% of Americans who choose the unique and meaningful experience of learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL). We believe that learning these languages will allow students to gain new global perspectives and set them apart as highly qualified individuals for international work and engagement. Many of these languages can assist students in securing international positions in governmental, development, and academic sectors.

When you complete the program, not only will you be able to hold a conversation in a new language and have earned up to 10 credits, you will have had fun!

For more information, visit our website at If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at We hope to see you this summer!

Staff for Less Commonly Taught Languages Program
Department of Linguistics
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign