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Summer Language Institute

The Summer Language Institute (SLI) is academically challenging, fun, and thoroughly rewarding. You will earn eight academic credit hours and complete the foreign language required for most bachelor’s degrees (some degrees require one or two additional semesters). The Summer Language Institutes are carefully tailored language programs of study in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, or Russian. Activities are engaging, challenging, and fun with emphasis on learning the language through substantial interaction between students and native-speaking faculty and assistants. In addition to classroom instruction, you will enjoy co-curricular activities in the language.  Because of their accelerated and intensive nature, the Summer Institutes are residential programs, and as such, you must live on campus for the duration of the program. SLI students will live in the North Georgia Suites; for more information about the residence halls, visit the residence life page. Students cannot be registered for any other courses and must not have any other commitments outside of the summer language institute. 

Tentative Dates: June 18 - July 29, 2017*
Check-In will be on Sunday June 18 at 10:00a.m. 

Sample Schedule

Below is a sample schedule for the summer language institutes. This schedule may vary according to language/instructor however students should expect to be engaged with the program from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday. Activities during the weekends vary per language however students should expect to be involved in language related activities during Saturday and a half day on Sunday.

Weekday Schedule

TimeActivity
8:00-8:25 Breakfast (start earlier if you like, but not later)
8:30-9:00 Language lab 
9:00-9:50 Instruction
9:50-10:00 Break
10:00-10:50 Instruction
11:00-11:30 Language lab
11:30-12:15 Lunch 
12:15-1:45 Break (optional activities)
1:45-2:00 Language lab (listening practices, quizzes)
2:00-2:50 Instruction
2:50-3:10 Break 
3:10-4:00 Instruction
4:00-4:30 Afternoon Activities
4:30-5:30 Break (optional activities)
5:30-6:25 Dinner 
6:30-7:00 Language lab (listening practices, quizzes)
7:00-8:30 Assignments/review/oral practice

 

Weekend Schedule

 

SaturdaySunday
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast  Breakfast 
9:00 – 3:00 Extra-curricular activities, lunch Free time, lunch, free time
3:00 – 5:45 Free time Study hall 
5:45 – 6:20 Dinner  Dinner 
6:30 – 8:30 Movie & discussion Quiz; review; project

All students will enroll in the first two levels of a language as outlined below:

NOTE: Courses offered may vary based on demand. If there is an insufficient interest in a language, we may cancel that language. Please indicate an alternate language on your application for the Summer Language Institute.

Arabic

Arabic SLI is a language and culture-intensive immersion program, focusing on developing communication skills. The weekly program features daily language class sessions followed by cultural experiences. Language class sessions utilize oral practices through pair-work, role playing, singing songs, listening comprehension practices through the textbook and language lab. In addition to the language instructor, there are two tutors to assist students outside the classroom. 

The weekend program features a field trip to Atlanta. During the field trip, cultural activities include visiting a Mosque, tasting Middle Eastern dishes, and practicing the vocabulary learned in class. The weekend program also includes watching Middle Eastern movies, workshops on ethnic arts and crafts.  Beginners will enjoy a well-incorporated language and cultural learning environment.  

Chinese

The Chinese SLI started in 2008. It is a language and culture-intensive immersion program, focusing on developing communication skills. The daily schedule includes class sessions, language lab hours, and cultural activities. Class sessions during the day focus on acquiring language skills through a variety of activities in the classroom, language lab, and other school facilities such as the dining hall and the bookstore. The evening sessions focus on review, written assignments, and individual practices. In addition to the language instructor, there are two tutors to assist students outside the classroom. 

The weekend program features a field trip to the Chinese community in Atlanta. The field trip activities include visiting a Chinese market and a bookstore, tasting Chinese dishes, and using Chinese in an authentic environment. In addition, students will also watch Chinese movies, participate in Chinese game days, and learn to make authentic Chinese food. 

This program provides a challenging and rewarding language and cultural learning environment for students. 

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Korean

Korean SLI is a language and culture-intense immersion program, focusing on developing communication skills. The weekly program features daily language class sessions followed by cultural experiences. Language class sessions utilize oral practices through pair-work, role playing, singing songs, listening comprehension practices through the textbook CD, K-POP and authentic video skits. Between classes, mandatory lab hours are given to review materials learned in a previous class session and prepare for a quiz under the supervision of a Korean teaching assistant. Cultural experiences include learning K-Pop, calligraphy, playing a traditional game, cooking and presentations on culture and history.  After daily sessions, a Korean resident tutor is available to help an individual student’s language practice based on their individual needs.

The weekend program features a field trip to the Korean community in Atlanta. During the field trip, cultural activities include visiting a Korean market and a bookstore, tasting Korean dishes at a Korean restaurant, and going to a Korean singing room to sing Korean songs learned in class. The weekend program also includes watching Korean movies, workshops on ethnic arts and crafts and visits by Korean native speakers.  Beginners will enjoy a well-incorporated language and cultural learning environment.

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Russian

Russian SLI is a language and culture-intensive immersion program, focusing on developing communication skills. The weekly program features daily language class sessions followed by cultural experiences. Language class sessions utilize oral practices through pair-work, role playing, singing songs, listening comprehension practices through the textbook and language lab. In addition to the language instructor, there are two tutors to assist students outside the classroom. 

The weekend program features a field trip to the Russian community in Atlanta. During the field trip, cultural activities include visiting a European market and a bookstore, tasting Russian dishes, and practicing the vocabulary learned in class with World War II veterans and native Russian speakers. The weekend program also includes watching Russian movies, workshops on ethnic arts and crafts.  Beginners will enjoy a well-incorporated language and cultural learning environment. 

 

Estimated Total cost: $3,100 - $3,300**

  • $1,427.20 tuition ($178.40 per semester hour)
  • $460 fees**
  • $618 room
  • $390 meal plan
  • $100 to $300 for books, depending on language
  • $100 for cultural activities

** estimated costs, subject to change.

Funding 

Financial Aid: Students may be eligible to receive financial aid such as HOPE during the summer. Contact your financial aid counselor for more information.

If you are a UNG Cadet, a transient student who is enrolled as a Cadet at your home college or university, or a high school student who is about to enroll in the UNG Corps of Cadets, you may apply for a Project GO scholarship.

Project GO at UNG pays for: Tuition*, fees, books, room, and board.

*Georgia residents/students who are eligible to receive the HOPE scholarship; which is applied to tuition costs, will not be eligible to use Project GO funds to cover tuition costs for the program. In other words, HOPE-eligible students are expected to use the HOPE scholarship to pay for the tuition cost of the program. Students cannot use HOPE and Project GO to pay for tuition costs.

**Please note that the room and board support is not intended to be comprehensive of all living costs a program participant may incur. The scholarship provides a meal plan and shared dorm room. Any purchases a student wants to make outside of this will be the responsibility of the students. All participants are required to live in double occupancy room apartments on the UNG campus.

The Project GO scholarship application is now on-line! Applications tentatively open October 3rd each year! Complete the Project GO application here.

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to participate in the SLI program must have a GPA of at least 2.75 and be willing to live on campus for the duration of the summer program. 

Students must also fall into one of the following categories:

  • An incoming civilian student or UNG Cadet that has been accepted to the university, and is seeking a bachelor's degree 
  • A transient civilian in good academic standing from another college or university
  • A current civilian student or UNG Cadet in good standing at UNG (associate's** or bachelor's degree program)
  • An dual enrolled student at UNG; MOWR students 

**Associate level students who wish to participate will be given special permission to register for courses in the Dahlonega campus for the summer.

Please e-mail sli@ung.edu if you wish to participate in SLI. 

Early Action Application Deadline for SLI is March 1, 2017

How to Apply

Current Cadet/civilian student at UNG, and incoming students who have been accepted for admission to a UNG bachelor's program 

Step 1. (Only for ROTC Cadets) Complete the on-line Project GO application. (For eligibility requirements, please visit: www.ung.edu/projectgo

Step 2. Complete the on-line application for the Summer Language Institute by going into your Banner account. Once you enter Banner, click on "student" then click on "Housing and program applications," and then click "Summer Language Institute Application." (To determine how to log on to Banner, please see http://ung.edu/registrar/banner-web.php)

Step 3.  We will e-mail you on or around 15 March with the decision on your application, and the module in which you will participate.

Step 4.  Apply for financial aid prior to 17 March, or as early as possible thereafter.

Step 5.  Pay your room deposit and mail your room contract by 1 May, or as early as possible thereafter. Newly accepted UNG Cadets, see your Cadet Admissions Manual, then see Step 1 for instructions. 

Step 6. Pay your bill for the Summer Language Institute between 1 June and 26 June. You can access your bill on Banner: a bill will not be mailed to you. For questions about how to pay, see the Business Office web site.

Not a current Cadet/student at UNG

Step 1.  Complete the on-line Project GO application. (Only for ROTC students. For eligibility requirements, please visit: www.ung.edu/projectgo)

Step 2.  Apply for admission as a Cadet/student to a UNG bachelor's degree program for Summer or Fall 2016.  Apply for admission as a Cadet.  Apply for admission as a civilian student. Note: if you are a Cadet from another college or university, please apply as a transient civilian student. 

Transient Cadets

Step 1.  Complete the on-line Project GO application. (Only for ROTC students. For eligibility requirements, please visit: www.ung.edu/projectgo)

Step 2. Obtain an Official Letter from their Professor of Military Science, stating they are an active member of ROTC. Submit to Daniela Martinez at daniela.martinez@ung.edu

Step 3. Apply as a transient civilian student 

Step 4. Follow steps 2-6 above for current and incoming students

MOWR; Dual Enrolled Students

Step 1. Apply for dual enrollment at UNG 

Step 2. Follow steps 2-6 above for current and incoming students 

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