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Language Jumpstart

Language Jumpstart aims to enhance communication between U.Va. and our international peers by teaching the basics of foreign languages.  At the University of Virginia, we constantly interact with people from different cultures. Members of the U.Va. community now communicate with international scholars, engage in abroad programs, and conduct cross-cultural research more than ever.

The International Center collaborates with foreign language departments in the College of Arts and Sciences to offer programs during the academic year.

Previous programs: Spanish, Italian, Chinese, French, Portuguese



DESCRIPTION:The lessons include everyday phrases, greetings, basic grammar, alphabet phonetics, numbers,and  much more. Cultural information is also presented indifferent lessons. Instructors teach the lessons in short lectures followed by practice in small groups with native and/or advanced speakers. The majority of each lesson is dedicated to interactive participatory learning to ensure that content is memorable.

AUDIENCE: All U.Va. affiliates and community members. Limited to 12 students.

PROGRAM FEE: $60 for each program.  U.Va. employee Education Benefits can be used for this program. 
Payment can only be in cash or check (make payable to the University of Virginia) and paid at the Lorna Sundberg International Center (21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903). You may also mail us the check. We cannot accept cash in the mail.