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Structured Independent Language Study (SILS)

 The Emory Structured Independent Language Study program (SILS) is a non-credit program designed for students who need to study languages that are not part of the regular curriculum. Since SILS was created in 2008, we have offered instruction in Albanian, Amharic, ASL, Bengali, Czech, Georgian, Greek (Modern), Haitian Creole, Indonesian, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Serbo-Croatian, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Twi and Vietnamese.

SILS students learn their target languages primarily through self-instruction - there is no 'teacher' or 'classroom' in the traditional sense. If you are accepted into the program, you will:

Fall 2014 applications are due September 3!
Read our program guidelines and eligibility requirements

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Read about SILS in the Emory Report