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CRITICAL LANGUAGES (CRL)

Elementary Level

  • 101. Elementary Language Study (4) [Rpt./ ] Introduction to the language with an emphasis on its spoken aspects utilizing intensive preparations with biweekly tutorial reviews. 2R, 6L. P, course may be repeated if language is different. Fee.
  • 102. Elementary Language Study (4) [Rpt./ ] Continued introduction to the language with an emphasis on its spoken aspects utilizing intensive preparations with biweekly tutorial reviews. P, CRL 101. Course may be repeated if language is different. Fee.
  • 197. Workshop
    a. Elementary Language Study (1-6) [Rpt./ 12 units] I II P, CRL 102 or consent of CLP/language examiner. Fee.

Intermediate Level

  • 201. Intermediate Language Study (4) [Rpt./ ] Continuing study of the language with emphasis on its spoken aspects utilizing intensive preparations with biweekly reviews. 2R, 6L. P, CRL 102. Course may be repeated if language is different. Fee.
  • 202. Intermediate Language Study (4) [Rpt./ ] Continuing study of the language with an emphasis on its spoken aspects utilizing intensive preparations with biweekly reviews. 2R, 6L. P, CRL 201. Course may be repeated if language is different. Fee.
  • 297. Workshop
    Intermediate Language Study (1-6) [Rpt./ 12 units] I II P, CRL 202 or consent of CLP/language examiner. Fee.

Advanced Level

  • 301. Advanced Language Study (3) [Rpt./] I II Continuing study of the language with greater emphasis on developing reading and writing skills, continuing practice with spoken aspects utilizing intensive preparations with biweekly reviews. 2R, 4L. P, proficiency at 202 level; course may be repeated if language is different. Fee.
  • 302. Advanced Language Study (3) [Rpt./ ] I II Continuing study of the language with greater emphasis on developing reading and writing skills, continuing practice with spoken aspects utilizing intensive preparations with biweekly reviews. 2R, 4L. P, proficiency at 202 level. Course may be repeated if language is different. Fee.

Advanced and Specialized Workshops

  • 397. Workshop
    Advanced Language Study (1-6) [Rpt./ 12 units] I II P, CRL 302 or consent of CLP/language examiner. Fees.
  • 497. Workshop
    Specialized Language Study (1-6) [Rpt./ 12 units] I II P, CRL 397 or consent of language examiner. Fees.

Signing up for more than 3 credits will require students to do extra work that will be assigned and agreed upon with the examiner.  Examples of extra work may be but are not limited to the following:

  • Documented summaries of research and debates of current events
  • Original written papers or PowerPoints in the foreign language on a research topic of choice, approved by the examiner and tutor
  • Documented work to “fill in the gaps” where students focus on weaknesses in their proficiency (reading, writing, grammar, specialized vocabulary, etc.); the work depends on the skill(s) to be addressed
  • Read and summarize/critique in writing excerpts from books/articles
  • Delivered and documented foreign language presentations in class, may take a form listed above
  • Documented learning about culture, may take a form listed above

 The examiner will grade this work separate from the normal exam required by that examiner for this level and course.

397/497 Course Contract (PDF)

 

Course Materials

The daily use of the textbook, CD, DVD-ROMs in tutorial self-instructional language learning is the most important component in acquiring skills in any language. Tutorial session reviews and the final exam reflect the central importance of effective use of recorded materials and instructional media.

Each student is expected to devote at least twelve hours a week of work with instructional media and studying the week's lesson.

Texts and instructional media for all Critical Languages courses are required and must be purchased within the first week of tutorial meetings.Texts for all courses are available in the ASUA Campus Bookstore.

Required CD/DVD-ROMs for each course are available from the ASUA Campus Bookstore at the "Textbook Counter" on the lower level; specify that you are purchasing materials for a Critical Languages Program course.

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