The 2020 Summer Linguistic Institute for Youth Scholars 2020 adapted to COVID19 by becoming Virtual SLIYS 2020. SLIYS is a weeklong summer language program for high school and pre-college students organized by the Department of Linguistics. Participants explore how language works on many levels in order to develop greater linguistic awareness and the ability to think critically about language. This summer 4 sections of SLIYS were offered, two of SLIYS 1 and two of SLIYS 2. Along with colleagues from other subfields of linguistics, I was a guest speaker.