The Critical Languages Program offers less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) which are not available in traditional departments or formats at the University of Arizona. See our current list of languages on the right side of this page, or request a language.
About the courses
All basic language courses emphasize speaking and aural comprehension at the elementary and intermediate levels while a writing component is incorporated at the advanced level. Languages offered vary from semester to semester and year to year, depending upon student demand. See how to register for CLP courses. CLP courses can fulfill your degree language requirement and can also be applied to a minor in Intercultural Studies.
More about CLP
CLP is a unit of the College of Humanities and is affiliated with the National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs (NASILP). The national professional and accrediting association is headquartered at the University of Arizona. Standards and procedures for the design and administration of self-instructional language acquisition have been established by NASILP.
The mission of CLP is to promote and teach less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) by:
1. Increasing the offerings of LCTLs and making instruction readily available for all.
2. Growing language offerings and enrollments with the goal of transitioning languages to UA departments.
3. Teaching and promoting intercultural understanding.
4. Supporting instruction and assessment practices of LCTLs by enhancing the expertise of tutors and examiners.
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