All summer Language Institute programs will be held virtually, with the exception of the STARTALK Arabic Academy, which has been rescheduled to summer 2021. For questions about cancellations, program changes, or virtual delivery due to the coronavirus pandemic, please contact us at psuconferences@psu.edu. For the latest Penn State updates and information, visit: virusinfo.psu.edu.

2020 Course Offerings

All classes are held Monday through Friday (MTWRF) and are 4 credits unless otherwise noted. All Institute courses and descriptions can also be found on the Penn State Schedule of Courses. Please be sure to enter the appropriate term (Summer), campus (University Park), location (CONFINST) and subject (i.e., ARAB, CHNS, SPAN) as your ONLY search criteria.

Please check the Schedule of Courses page the day before your class begins to verify class times.

NOTE: In some languages we list course numbers 001/002/003 (4 credits) and course numbers 051/052/053 (3 credits). These course numbers refer to the same course with undergraduate and graduate students together (for example, FR 001/051).  Please adhere to the following guidelines when enrolling in these courses:
  • Penn State undergraduate students should enroll 001/002/003 course numbers (sections 601, 602, etc.)
  • Penn State graduate students who don’t receive summer tuition assistance (STAP) should enroll in 051/052/053 courses, sections 611 or 612 ONLY.
  • Penn State graduate students who receive summer tuition assistance (STAP) from their home departments must be manually enrolled in a special 701/702 section of the 051/052/053 courses. To be enrolled, please send an email verifying your STAP eligibility to Elena Galinova (galinova@psu.edu). If you have questions regarding your eligibility for summer tuition assistance, please contact the graduate staff assistant in your home department.

Course Schedules

Arabic | Chinese | French | German | Hindi | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Latin | Russian | Spanish

Arabic Course Schedule
Course Date and Time Section#/Class#
ARAB 001 June 15–July 3
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/6249
602/6250
701/
ARAB 002 July 7–July 27
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/6252
701/
ARAB 003 June 15–July 3
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/6254
701/
ARAB 110
(3 credits)
July 7–July 27
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/6256
701/

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Chinese Course Schedule *all Chinese courses for non-native speakers
Course Date and Time Section#/Class#
CHNS 001 June 15–July 10 (no class July 6)
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/6736
701/
CHNS 002 July 13–August 7
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/6630
701/
CHNS 003 June 15–July 10 (no class July 6)
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/6808
701/
CHNS 110 July 13–August 7
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/6809
701/
CHNS 410
(3 credits)
May 11–June 8
9:00 a.m.–noon
601/6281
CHNS 497
(2 credits)
May 12–June 10
Online
601/9263

602/9300

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French Course Schedule
Course Date and Time Section#/Class#
FR 001 or 051
(3 credits for Grad students)
June 15–July 1
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
001: 601/5710
051: 611/6643
051: 701/
FR 002 or 052
(3 credits for Grad students)
July 2–21 (no class July 6)
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
002: 601/5713
052: 611/6644
052: 701/
FR 003 or 053
(3 credits for Grad students)
July 22–August 7
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
003: 601/5715
053: 611/6645
053: 701/

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German Course Schedule
Course Date and Time Section#/Class#
GER 001 or 051
(3 credits for Grad students)
June 15–July 1
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
001: 601/6133
051: 611/6646
051: 701/
GER 002 or 052
(3 credits for Grad students)
July 2–21 (no class July 6)
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
002: 601/6137
052: 611/6647
052: 701/
GER 003 or 053
(3 credits for Grad students)
July 22–August 7
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
003: 601/6141
053: 611/6648
053: 701/

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Hindi Course Schedule
Course Date and Time Section#/Class#
HINDI 001 June 15–July 10 (no class July 6)
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/8455
701/
HINDI 002 July 13–August 7
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/8456
701/

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Italian Course Schedule
Course Date and Time Section#/Class#
 IT 001 or 051 June 15–July 1
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
001: 601/6810
051: 611/6811
051: 701/
 IT 002 or 052  July 2–21 (no class July 6)
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
002: 601/6812
052: 611/6813
052: 701/
 IT 003 or 053  July 22–August 7
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
003: 601/6814
053: 611/6815
053: 701/

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Japanese Course Schedule
Course Date and Time Section#/Class#
JAPNS 001 June 15–July 10 (no class July 6)
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/5760
701/
JAPNS 002 July 13–August 7
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/5785
701/
JAPNS 003 June 15–July 10 (no class July 6)
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/5787
701/
JAPNS 110
July 13–August 7
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/5789
701/
JAPNS 410
May 11–June 8
9:00 a.m.–noon
601/6816

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Korean Course Schedule
Course Date and Time Section#/Class#
KOR 001 June 15–July 10 (no class July 6)
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/6147
701/
KOR 002 July 13–August 7
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/6149
701/

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Latin Course Schedule
Course Date and Time Section#/Class#
LATIN 001 or 051
(3 credits for Grad students)
June 15–July 1
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
001: 601/5705
051:611/6649
051: 701/
LATIN 002 or 052
(3 credits for Grad students)
July 2–21 (no class July 6)
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
002: 601/5729
052: 611/6650
052: 701/
LATIN 003 or 053
(3 credits for Grad students)
July 22–August 7
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
003: 601/5730
053: 611/6651
053: 701/

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Russian Course Schedule
Course Date and Time Section#/Class#
RUS 001 or 003 June 15–July 3
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
001: 601/5352
003: 601/6639
RUS 002 July 7–July 27
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
601/5353
701/

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Spanish Course Schedule
Course Date and Time Section#/Class#
SPAN 001 or 051
(3 credits for Grad students)
June 15–July 1
Two sections,
morning or afternoon:
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
or
11:45–4:10 p.m.
001: 601/5418
001: 602/5419
001: 603/5420
001: 604/5421
051: 611/6652
051: 612/6653
051: 701/
051: 702/
SPAN 002 or 052
(3 credits for Grad students)
July 2–21 (no class July 6)
Two sections,
morning or afternoon:
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
or
11:45–4:10 p.m.
002: 601/5448
002: 602/6820
002: 603/5449
002: 604/5450
052: 611/6654
052: 612/6821
052: 701/
052: 702/
SPAN 003 or 053
(3 credits for Grad students)
July 22–August 7
Two sections,
morning or afternoon:
8:30 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
or
11:45 a.m.–4:10 p.m.
003: 601/5496
003: 602/5497
003: 603/5498
003: 604/5499
053: 611/6655
053: 612/6656
053: 701/
053: 702/
SPAN 100
(3 credits)
May 18–August 12
Online
601/5571
SPAN 200
(3 credits)
May 18–August 12
Online
601/5574
SPAN 300
(3 credits)
May 18–August 12
Online
601/6505
SPAN 410
(3 credits)
July 1–August 12 (no class July 6)
2:20–3:35 p.m.
601/6822
SPAN 412
(3 credits)
July 1–August 12
Online
601/8927

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