Courses

MEDLI Program Structure

  • MEDLI is an intensive language program designed to maximize language learning in a short period of time.
  • One summer at MEDLI is the equivalent to one year’s worth of language learning during the academic year.
  • Students are expected to attend class daily, as missing one class is the equivalent of missing one week during the academic year.
  • MEDLI is an eight week program divided into first and second semesters.
  • Students will receive two grades – one at the end of the first semester and a second at the end of the second semester.
  • Each semester at MEDLI is worth 4 UW-Madison credits, with 8 credits received at the end of the program.
  • Students must pass first semester in order to continue to second semester of the program.
  • Classes meet 4 hours per day, 5 days per week, Monday-Friday.
  • MEDLI courses consist of 156-160 contact hours (depending on when the July 4 holiday falls).

Textbooks & Incidentals

Tentative textbook information for each language is included on the Courses page. On average, students spend around $100 for textbooks each summer. Textbooks will be available at the University Bookstore, 711 State Street (on Library Mall) and/or online. Information regarding online textbook resources will be available shortly before classes start in the summer! Supplemental resources from the UW-Madison Libraries will be accessible for MEDLI students as well.

Courses, Syllabi & Textbooks

 

MEDLI 2024 syllabi and textbook information will be provided to students prior to their first day of classes on Monday, June 17.

Each summer the specific course content will be modified based on the instructor’s assessment of student ability and pre-program placement results. along with most recent textbooks used.

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Arabic

Updated 2024 syllabi and textbook information will be available the week prior to the program start date. Those interested in exploring the past summer’s program syllabi and textbook(s) for reference only may do so here.


Elementary

Textbooks:

Aif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds (3rd edition) by Brustad, Al-Batal & Al-Tonsi. ISBN: 978-1-58901-632-3. (Required)

Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum  al-  cArabiyya , Part I (3rd edition) by Brustad, Al-Batal & Al-Tonsi. ISBN: 9781589017375 (Required).

Hans-Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic. (Optional)

Syllabus:

Elementary Arabic 2023.docx


Intermediate

Textbooks:

AlTonsi, A., AlBatal, M., Brustad, K., AlKitaab fii Ta`allum alArabiyya: A
Textbook for Arabic, Part Two, Third Edition, Washington D.C.: Georgetown
University Press, 2011.

Syllabus:

Intermediate Arabic 2023.docx


Advanced

Arabiyyat alNaas (Part Three): An Advanced Course in Arabic 1st Edition

Syllabus:

Advanced Arabic 2023.docx

Hebrew

Updated 2024 syllabi and textbook information will be available the week prior to the program start date. Those interested in exploring the past summer’s program syllabi and textbook(s) for reference only may do so here.


Textbook:  Hebrew from Scratch, Part I (2019 edition; ISBN: 9653501127)

Syllabus:

Elementary Hebrew 2023.docx

Persian

Updated 2024 syllabi and textbook information will be available the week prior to the program start date. Those interested in exploring the past summer’s program syllabi and textbook(s) for reference only may do so here.


Elementary

Textbooks:

Persian in Use: An Elementary Textbook of Language and Culture by Anousha Sedighi

Syllabus:

Elementary Persian 2023.docx


Intermediate

Textbooks:

Persian Learner Part Two: Intermediate Persian for College Students (Persian Edition) by Peyman Nojoumian (required)

Persian Learner Part Three: Intermediate Persian for College Students (Volume 3) (Persian Edition) by Peyman Nojoumian (required)

S. Haim. PersianEnglish Dictionary. Third Printing. Hippocrene Standard
Dictionary. New York, 2000.

Aryanpour Kashani, Abbas and Manoochehr. The Combined New Persian English and English Persian Dictionary. Mazda Publication, 1986.

Intermediate Persian Course: Saeed Yousef & Hayedeh Torabi (ISBN13: 978
0415616553, ISBN10: 0415616557)

Syllabus:

Intermediate Persian 2023.docx


Advanced

Textbooks:

Persian in International Relations and Foreign Policy A Content-Based Approach (1st Edition) by Mohamad Esmaili-Sardari, Daria Mizza
-Textbook available to purchase here
Syllabus:

Turkish

Updated 2024 syllabi and textbook information will be available the week prior to the program start date. Those interested in exploring the past summer’s program syllabi and textbook(s) for reference only may do so here.


Elementary

Textbooks:

Elementary Turkish: A Complete Course for Beginners, Volume 1 and 2 (Revised 3rd version)

Istanbul: Turkish for Foreigners Course Book published by Istanbul University

*Students do not have to purchase, PDF files of textbooks will be uploaded to Canvas

Syllabus:

Elementary Turkish 2023.docx


Intermediate

Textbooks:

Yeni İstanbul Turkish B1 Ders Kitabı

-Textbook available for purchase here

Syllabus:

here


Advanced

Textbooks:

Istanbul Yabancılar için Türkçe B1-B2 (digital access will be provided)