Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World

The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that focuses specifically on teaching critical languages spoken in the Muslim World.

In 2016 SILMW offers the following languages (click on a language for more info and for the contact information of the instructor).

SILMW is open to University of Illinois students and students from other universities and/or high schools. Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to learn the diverse languages of the Muslim World to set them apart in the international work force. We recognize the strategic and ethical importance of learning less commonly taught languages in an increasingly globalized world. Many of the languags taught at SILMW have been designated as Critical Languages by the US Government.