The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in collaboration with the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies , Center for African Studies, CIBER, Center for Global Studies, European Union Center and REEEC is pleased to host the 5th Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World in summer 2013 (June 10 - August 3, 2013). SILMW 2013 is offering intensive courses in a variety of Muslim world languages, including Arabic, Pashto, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, and Wolof.
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, picnics, conversation tables, cooking classes, music & dance performances, movie screenings, field trips, lectures and other cultural activities.