SLCL School of Literatures, Cultures, & Linguistics | University of Illinois

The Gateway to a Global Learning Experience

iflipIntensive Foreign Language Instruction Program (IFLIP) is a unique learning opportunity offered during the summer and winter breaks.


Open to members of the University community and to the general public.Classes meet Monday through Friday, 3 hours a day, for two weeks, except holidays. Taught by advanced graduate students or faculty. Courses focus on conversational skills, travel preparation and language survival skills. There is minimal homework, no attendance policy, and no academic credit.

Levels of Instruction

For participants with no prior experience or formal training in the language
For participants with the equivalent of one year of college-level instruction in the language
For participants with the equivalent of two or more years of college-level instruction in the language

Course Costs

  • Illinois Students: $100
  • Faculty, Staff, Retirees: $125
  • General Public: $150

Note: payment must be made at registration.

Contact Info

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Priority registration date is November 15, 2017; classes with fewer than 10 participants by December 15, 2017 are subject to cancellation. Registration fee will be refunded in full if course is cancelled. A $25 late cancellation fee will be deducted if cancelled after December 15, 2017. There will be no refunds after first day of class.