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Summer Sessions

Intensive Foreign Language Courses

The University of Washington offers one of the nation's largest intensive foreign language summer programs. You can complete the equivalent of one year's worth of college-level foreign language study in just nine weeks!

Several languages are available in first-, second- and third-year intensive courses, so you can take the class that matches your level of experience. Whether you're interested in learning a language for work, travel or personal enrichment, or simply to supplement other educational goals, the UW can help.

Languages Offered

The following departments offer intensive language courses during Summer Sessions. Some courses, such as Chinese, have special registration instructions. For more information, follow the links below.

Because some intensive courses fill quickly, we encourage you to register as early as possible.

Non-Intensive Options

Not looking for an intense pace? The UW also offers regular summer courses in the following languages:


For information on registering for classes, see Registration & Costs.