Resources for CLP Students



We have put together a packet detailing important information and responsibilities for CLP students.

Responsibility packet (PDF format)


Students in need of advising, whether academic or administrative, should speak with the Director of the Critical Languages Program, Jieun Ryu, or the Program Assistant, Ms. Lucero Barraza.

Advising is not provided by the tutorial staff, except when specifically authorized by the Director or Coordinator.

Any required signatures must be those of the Director or Program Coordinator.

All students requesting a "Drop/Add" (Change of Schedule) must receive permission only from the Program Director or Coordinator. Failure to adhere to this procedure may result in serious administrative error (e.g., incorrect grade or enrollment status).


A basic aspect of tutorial self-instructional language study is daily preparation for active participation in all tutorial sessions.

Students meet two hours a week in small tutorial sessions (from 4 to 7 students) with target-language speakers who serve as "Tutors" for the target language. During these sessions the text and supplemental materials are personalized and structurally reinforced.

Tutors are not instructors. Instead they lead students through intensive practice in structures and vocabulary of the current and previous lessons. They also provide correction of errors and encouragement.

Pro-Active (oral) preparation for each tutorial class is required.

Lack of preparation impedes progress as much as an absence. For each class for which a student is absent or unprepared will result in a five point deduction from the final grade. The first two classes absent are exempt. Please note there are no “excused absences."

In the event of an absence, the student is responsible for the material to be reviewed in the following tutorial session.

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.

Consumer policy

Refund policy



Scholarship Opportunities


Critical Languages Program Scholarships

The following scholarships are available each semester. A call for applications will be made approximately four weeks after the first day of classes. Any student enrolled in a qualified language* is welcome to apply. Each scholarship award is $360.
*Qualified languages vary by scholarship; see details below.

  • 9-11 Memorial Scholarship (Under-enrolled languages only, list of qualified languages varies semester to semester)
  • Esther Chepchumba Machibya Memorial Scholarship (Swahili only)
  • Julie Reitan Memorial Scholarship (Swahili only)
  • Gerd Bonner Memorial Scholarship (Swedish only)
  • Roy A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship (Swedish only)


Other Scholarships

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