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Each summer, the University of Virginia offers
a rich selection of programs and courses to over four-thousand
students through its Summer Session. Many of these programs
and courses are not available during the academic year, including
the University’s well-known Summer Language Institute
(SLI). UVa students commonly enroll in the Summer Session to
fulfill degree requirements, double major, improve their GPA,
shorten time to their degree, or explore new interests. Summer
Session students have access to an array of support services
and extra-curricular activities during their studies. The list
of 2006 Summer Session courses can be viewed at www.virginia.edu/summer after
November 20, 2005.
UVa students enrolled in the 2006 spring
semester and not graduating at the end of that semester may
register for Summer Session courses on-line through ISIS or
in-person at the Summer Session Office anytime between May
1, 2006, and the first day of their class. UVa students who
are graduated in May 2006 must first complete the Summer Session
application for visiting students. (Note: Any individual who
wishes to enroll in the Summer Language Institute must complete
the SLI application process.)
The Summer Session welcomes visiting students.
The majority of these individuals are enrolled at another college
or university and come to UVa to complete courses not offered
at their home institution. Visiting students must apply for
admission to the Summer Session. Rising high school juniors
and seniors with distinguished academic records may also apply
for admission to the Summer Session. Admission to the Summer
Session does not constitute admission to the University of
Virginia. Comprehensive information on the University of Virginias
Summer Session and application materials are available at www.virginia.edu/summer.
For more information contact the Office of the Summer Session,
Garrett Hall B019, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400161,
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4161; (434) 924-3371; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summer Language Institute (SLI) offers
nine-week programs in French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian,
Spanish, and Tibetan. Students attend classes five days a week,
six hours a day. Communication skills are developed in a student-centered
environment. Participation in evening cultural activities is
required five days/week. Students are advised to live in their
program's language residence to enhance their learning and
to increase proficiency in the target language. Individuals
who successfully complete the Institute earn 12 credits, which
satisfies the foreign language requirement at the University
The Summer Language Institute also offers
English for Academic Purposes. Participants in this 4.5-week
program enjoy the intensive learning experience found in other
Information and application materials are
available at www.virginia.edu/summer/sli.
For further information, contact the Summer Language Institute,
Office of the Summer Session, Garrett Hall B019, University
of Virginia, P.O. Box 400161, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4161;
(434) 924-6552; email@example.com.
English for Academic Purposes (ESL) The
Center for American English Language and Culture (CAELC) offers
an intensive language and culture program through the Summer
Language Institute (SLI). The program is designed for non-native
speakers of English who have been admitted to an undergraduate
or graduate degree program at the University of Virginia. Incoming
UVa research associates and visiting scholars are also welcome
to apply for admission to the program. Participants fine-tune
the language skills required for success in U.S. higher education
through classes in academic writing, academic reading and vocabulary
development, listening comprehension and note-taking, classroom
discussion strategies, and presentation skills. A pronunciation
assessment is conducted with follow-up work assigned as needed.
The program includes a series of workshops
that provides a general introduction to U.S. higher education.
Workshop topics include library and research skills, university
computing resources and facilities, academic culture, student-faculty
relationships, cross-cultural awareness, and student services.
Cultural proficiency is developed through a combination of
workshops and activities. Activities include social gatherings,
sporting events, field trips, and frequent meetings with conversation
partners. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 is required.
For further information, contact CAELC, Garrett
Hall B019, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400161, Charlottesville,
VA 22904-4161; (434) 924-6552; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.virginia.edu/provost/caelc.