|Language||Credits (U/G)||Start Date||Resources|
|Arabic - 1st-3rd Year||Details||Textbooks|
|BCS - 1st Year||8/8||Textbooks / Study Guide|
|Dari - 1st & 2nd Year||8/6||Textbooks / Study Guide|
|Georgian - 1st Year||8/8||Textbooks / Study Guide|
|Hungarian - 1st Year||8/6||Textbooks / Study Guide|
|Kazakh - 1st Year||8/6||Textbooks / Study Guide|
|Mongolian - 1st Year||8/6||Textbooks|
|Persian - 1st Year||8/6||Textbooks|
|Polish - 1st Year||8/8||Textbooks / Study Guide|
|Romanian - 1st Year||8/8||Textbooks / Study Guide|
|Russian - 1st-6th Year||-||Course Details||Textbooks / Study Guide|
|Tatar - 1st Year||8/6||Textbooks / Study Guide|
|Turkish - 1st & 2nd Year||8/6||Textbooks / Study Guide|
|Uyghur - 2nd Year||8/6||Textbooks / Study Guide|
|Uzbek - 1st Year
Uzbek Bridge Course
|8/6||Textbooks / Study Guide|
|Yiddish - 1st Year||8/6||Textbooks|
* All courses contingent on enrollments
Frequently Asked Questions
When are classes held?
Classes are held for fours every morning Monday through Friday. Russian students have an additional hour of classes in the afternoon. All students have two hours of language table per week.
In addition, there are numerous extracurricular cultural activities in the afternoons and evenings. Some extracurricular activities will be required by your instructor.
The homework load each night is between 2 and 4 hours.
How do I transfer my SWSEEL credits to my home institution?
You will need to contact the IU Registrar's Office, Transcript Department. Their phone number is (812) 855-7505.
You may also visit their website at http://registrar.indiana.edu/stu_transcripts.shtml.
Please note that you will need to have your username, passphrase, and student ID# (you will receive all of this information once you are registered).
Do I need previous background in the language in order to participate in the Summer Workshop?
No. All languages offered at SWSEEL begin with first-year instruction.
Do I need to purchase course materials before I arrive in Bloomington?
No. All books and course materials will be available at the IU Bookstore or in class.
Students will receive information about their course materials in the weeks before SWSEEL to help them decide if they would prefer to purchase materials in advance.
When do I have to arrive for SWSEEL?
All students are expected on the first day of SWSEEL: May 28 for all levels of Arabic and Russian 1 or June 3 for all other languages.
Students in the nine-week program (Russian 1 and all levels of Arabic) need to be at orientation on May 28 at 8:00 am.
All other students are expected at orientation on June 3 at 8:00 am. All classes will have their first meetings after orientation.
Students studying a Central Eurasian Language must report on the first day of the program as assessment and final placement decisions are made on the basis of a pre-test administered that Friday.
All students must send any specific inquiries about the schedule and programmatic expectations and any related requests to the SWSEEL director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any requests for exceptions should be submitted before May 1, 2013.
Can I leave the program a few days earlier?
All students are expected to stay through the last day of their program (July 26).
Any requests for exceptions must be directed to the SWSEEL director at email@example.com.
What if I need to be absent in the middle of the program?
SWSEEL, like all other intensive summer language programs, has a very strict attendance policy. The accelerated rate of SWSEEL courses means that each day's class meeting is about the equivalent of one week's instruction in a regular academic year course and the credits assigned are based on students meeting a specified number of contact hours.
Excessive or prolonged absences impact individual student performance. They also create potential problems for instructors, who expect to follow their curriculum at a specific pace and for fellow students who attend class regularly and whose progress may be slowed by students who, because of such absences, are unable to keep up with the pace of the class.
All course syllabi outline specific grade-related penalties for absences and the attendance policy will be reviewed during student orientations.
Students should not plan to be absent in the middle of the program. Any planned absences must be brought to the attention of the director before May 1, 2013.
Any questions about the policy should be addressed to the SWSEEL director firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I audit or take classes pass/fail?
No, neither is an option.
Where is the SWSEEL office located?
We are now located in the Polish Studies Center house at 1217 E Atwater Ave, between Ballantine Road and South Highland Ave.
Any questions about the policies above should be addressed to the SWSEEL director at email@example.com.