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World Languages Institute


The World Languages Institute provides K-12 World Language teachers with a graduate-level core program in pedagogy reflecting the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards and the National Standards for Second Language Teaching.

  • Our Methods of Foreign Language Teaching K-12 is approved for state certification.
  • Graduate courses in Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish cover topics such as civilization, culture, grammar, linguistics, and literature.
  • World Languages Institute students have the opportunity to enroll in a Master of Arts for Teachers degree program, which may be completed in two to three summers.
  • Credits acquired through the institute are applicable to the New Jersey 100-Hour Professional Development requirement and/or may be accepted for state certification.

Participants in the World Languages Institute

  • Share ideas and teaching experiences with their K-12 colleagues.
  • Increase their knowledge of teaching methodology.
  • Enhance their written and verbal skills in their target language.
  • Develop thematic units of age-appropriate classroom materials.
  • Learn how to incorporate the latest technology into their classes.

Registration and Tuition Info

If your contact information has changed since applying to the WLI, please complete the online WLI Database Update Form to keep your records accurate. Additional important summer session information is available at the following links:

Students are strongly urged to register through WEBREG and to pay for all of the courses they plan to take for the entire summer by the initial registration deadline in May in order to be assured of getting into the desired courses. If any of the WEBREG deadlines are missed, students should contact the WLI office (732-932-7373) for instructions. Registrations received after specified deadlines will engender a $50.00 late fee.

Complete a Summer Session Registration Form and return it to the Rutgers’ Office of the Registrar. YOU MAY REGISTER FOR A MAXIMUM OF FOUR COURSES (one per session). Print the blank form, complete the information, and sign and date the form. Fax it to the WLI office (732-932-1556) and allow at least 48 hours for the data to be processed. Allow additional time for processing if the form is mailed:
World Languages Institute
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Attn: Patty Blum
20 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1108


WEBREG and Bill Payment Deadlines

After submitting your Registration Form and waiting the 24-hour data processing period, go to WEBREG, Rutgers’ online registration system (see instructions below), to verify your course selection and to pay your bill online. If you do not pay online at the time you verify your course selections through WEBREG, you will be billed, but payment of tuition and fees for all courses must be made on or before the payment deadline of the earliest course. Failure to meet a payment deadline will engender a $50.00 late fee

 Click Here for Summer Session Registraton & Bill Payment Deadlines

After initial registration and payment, adding or dropping (withdrawing from) a WLI course can be done using WEBREG according to the posted deadlines (see link above). Adding or dropping a WLI course after a WEBREG deadline must be done through the World Languages Institute office (732-932-7373). NOTE: late fees paid due to missed deadlines are not refundable.


WEBREG Instructions

The hours of operation for WEBREG are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m..

1. Go to the WEBREG site at

2. When the WEBREG log in screen appears:

    • If you have a NetID and password: Click on WebReg Login for Rutgers Students under 'WebReg Login Options.' Enter your NetID and password into the Rutgers Central Authentication Service screen to register for your course(s).
    • If you don't have a NetID and password: Enter your 9-digit RUID number and your 4-digit Personal Access Code (PAC), which is your birth month and day (for example, 0621 or 1105) as your alternative Rutgers student login OR Visiting student login to register for your course(s).

3. Select View Your Schedule to verify your course selections, then select the Semester (Summer) and click on Log In. Your course selections will appear on the registration screen (your name should be at the top of it, with your RUID number below). If the selections are correct, proceed to the Pay Online link on the right side of the screen (see #5 below for online payment instructions).

4. If you wish to change a course selection, click on Add/Drop at the bottom of the screen. Scroll down to the boxes and enter the five-digit index number of each desired course (refer to the WLI Course Descriptions for index numbers). Once the numbers are entered, click on Add/Drop to submit your request. If your new course requests are accepted (i.e., no messages such as “You need special permission” appear on the screen), scroll to the top of the screen and click on the Pay Online link on the right side of the screen.

5. When the Pay Online log in screen appears, enter your 9-digit RUID and your 4-digit Personal Access Code (PAC) again, and then click on Log In. Follow the instructions to complete the payment process, at the end of which you will receive a confirmation of the payment amount.

Important Information

Paper term bills will no longer be mailed to students' home addresses. All students are required to have a Rutgers NetID and password ( and a Rutgers email account, which is activated as part of the NetID and password creation process. You will be sent an email when your term bill is viewable on the Student Accounting website

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Online Learning

Not sure if ONLINE LEARNING is right for you?

Take this quiz to see if an online class would be a good fit for you.

Click here to see the PowerPoint from our workshop How to be More Successful in an Online Course.

Follow this link for a Five-step Strategy for Student Success with Online Learning.

Call for Webinar/Workshop Proposals!

Attention K-12 Educators:

The World Languages Institute is seeking proposals for webinars/workshops that would be of interest to K-12 language teachers. We pay a competitive rate and provide the facility and backup technical support. So if you are an experienced workshop leader and have a hot topic to present to your colleagues, go to the following link to complete and submit the proposal form. We will contact you if your topic is selected.


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The Center for Global Services offers Conversation Partner matching for students who want to practice their speaking skills with a native speaker of the language they are studying. Follow this link to learn more information about this program and to find the sign-up links.

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Contact Us

The Language Center

Rutgers University
20 Seminary Place
New Brunswick NJ 08901

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Phone: 848-932-7373
Fax: 732-932-1556