Summer Language Program


The Summer Language Program will be transitioning to the Princeton Center for Language Study beginning this summer 2022, and will be fully administered by the Center going forward.

Please look for forthcoming information about registration for Summer 2022, early in the Spring Term. For immediate questions, please contact PCLS at


The Graduate School will sponsor intensive courses in selected foreign languages during the summer of 2021. The courses provide a general introduction to language and assist graduate students in acquiring a reading proficiency normally adequate to satisfy departmental language requirements. This means that the student will come away with a basic knowledge of the language and the skills to read it. Certification of successful completion of the course(s) will be provided by the Graduate School.

Classes will meet five days a week from 10 a.m. to noon during the six-week periods of May 31 - July 9 and July 12 - August 20. Courses in both sessions are taught at the same academic level. There must be a minimum of 15 students enrolled in order for a class to be held. Enrollment will be limited to 18 students per class. In light of COVID-19, all courses will be held remotely.

Priority enrollment goes first to Princeton graduate students, followed by Princeton Theological Seminary graduate students, and then all others. Please keep in mind that these are intensive courses and have a high workload. Be prepared to minimize conflicts that may interfere with attendance during the six-week period.

Registration will begin in February 2021.  The registration deadline for all students is Friday, April 16.

Princeton Theological Seminary students must submit a release form with their registration and deposit.


The deadline for the 2021 Summer Language Program is Friday, April 16.

Courses Offered

Assuming sufficient demand, two classes each of French and German, and one class of Latin (May 31 - July 9) will be offered. In light of COVID-19, all courses will be held remotely.


Tuition for the 2021 Summer Language Program is $550 per class. Applicants should complete the registration form and submit their tuition payment no later than Monday, April 19. Credit card payments only. Please click here to make a payment. Confirmation of your enrollment and course dates will be emailed to you in the beginning of May. Enrollment cannot be confirmed until full tuition has been received.

If a course section has been either filled or cancelled, applicants will be notified and their fees refunded. If a student withdraws from a course before the course begins, they may receive a partial refund. No refunds will be available if a student withdraws from a course after the course begins.

Housing and Other Information

Summer housing may be available for enrolled Princeton University students only and should be arranged by the student directly with the Housing Department, 609-258-3720. New incoming students in the first session cannot expect to be housed in University housing before July 1. 

New incoming students who participate in the program will be eligible for a student I.D. card on or after July 1. The Student Health Plan (SHP) fee must be paid either by the department or the student in order to receive a student I.D. card. The SHP fee amount for 2021 has not yet been determined. (This fee is subject to change.)

For further information, please contact Elaine Willey (609-258-3033 or or Barbara Mooring (609-258-3168 or