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. 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)

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 2024.docx


Advanced

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

Syllabus:

Advanced Arabic 2024.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 2024.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)

Syllabus:

Intermediate Persian 2024.docx


Advanced

Textbooks:

  • Persian in International Relations and Foreign Policy A Content-Based Approach (1st Edition) by Mohamad Esmaili-Sardari, Daria Mizza

Syllabus:

Advanced Persian 2024.docx

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 (3rd version)
  • Yeni Istanbul: Turkish for Foreigners, A1 and A2
Textbooks must be purchased in advance of the program. Supplementary course materials will be provided by instructors in class.

Syllabus:

Elementary Turkish Section 001 2024.docx

Elementary Turkish Section 002 2024.docx


Advanced

Textbooks:

  • Yeni Turkish Language Course Book Set Istanbul C1 Advanced Level 
  • Yeni Turkish Language Course Book Set İstanbul B2 Intermediate Level

Textbooks must be purchased in advance of the program. Supplementary course materials will be provided by instructors in class.

Syllabus:

Advanced Turkish 2024.docx