Navajo

About the Online Language Workshop

The Online Workshop is collection of accelerated, intensive online courses designed to help you develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills quickly. You will complete 1 semester of language training in only 1 month.

In the intensive Online Workshop you will study 17-20 hours per week in live online classes with an instructor and with other students. After class you will complete 2-3 hours of independent study to prepare for the next day’s class. You can also take part in interactive, real-time cultural activities with visiting presenters, performers, and practitioners.

As an Online Workshop participant, you will be part of a diverse group of talented language learners, including advanced high-school students, undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, professionals, and others. People join the Online Workshop for a range of academic, professional, and personal reasons, but are united in their strong interest in learning the language.

The small class sizes, expert instructors, and highly motivated students of the Online Language Workshop provide a stimulating setting for you to develop your oral and written communication skills rapidly.

The Online Workshop is challenging, but it is one of the most effective and most exciting ways to acquire language rapidly.

We look forward to welcoming you to the next Indiana University Online Language Workshop!

Class Dates: June 5 – June 30, 2023

Online Class Times: Monday – Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm, eastern daylight time

For full list of important dates: 2023 Student Handbook

Estimated Costs

  • $100 Language Workshop fee
  • $313 per credit (estimated*)
  • Textbooks: vary

*All rates on this page are based on data available at the time of posting. Rates are subject to change. You can find current rates at Indiana University Student Central. 

  • Credit Loads
    • Most Workshop programs offer 4 undergraduate credits per month, but there are exceptions.
    • See the 2023 STUDENT HANDBOOK for a breakdown of credit loads by language and level.
  • Undergraduate Credit
    • Everyone admitted to the Workshop is eligible for undergraduate credit.

  • Live Instruction: 18 hours/week, 72 hours total
  • Independent Work: 8 hours/week, 24 hours total
  • Cultural activities: 60+ min/week, 4+ hours total
  • Transcript: Available at end of program

This course is open to all, including:

  • Students from Indiana University
  • Students from other universities and colleges
  • Graduate, undergraduate, and community college students
  • Lifelong learners
  • Highschool students over age 16

Here are the basic steps to becoming a Workshop participant if you apply BEFORE the February 3 Priority Deadline

  1. You send your application by February 3.
  2. By March 1 you get your admission and funding decisions.
  3. In March, you go through IU summer admissions if you are not already an IU student.
  4. In late April you receive your syllabus and textbook details. Your instructor may begin to reach out to you.
  5. About a week before classes begin, your Canvas site opens and you have full access to your course.
  6. The weekend before classes begin, you arrive for orientation and intake testing
  7. Your tuition payments are due in July.

All dates are estimates and subject to change

Here are the basic steps to becoming a Workshop participant if you apply AFTER the February 3 Priority Deadline

  1. You apply for Workshop admission
  2. If you apply in March or April, you get your admission decision within 4 weeks. If you apply in May, you get your decision within 1 week.
  3. You go through IU summer admissions if you are not already an IU student.
  4. In late April you receive your syllabus and textbook details; and your instructor may begin to reach out to you. If you apply after April, this happens as soon as you get through summer admissions.
  5. About a week before classes begin, your Canvas site opens and you have full access to your course.
  6. The weekend before classes begin you arrive for orientation and intake testing.
  7. Your tuition payments are due in July.

All dates are estimates and subject to change