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Every language
deserves a voice.

Welcome! The Critical Languages Program offers less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) which are not available in traditional departments or formats at the University of Arizona.

Don't see what you want in our list of current languages? request a language.

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 Critical Languages, Intercultural Studies and thematic minor.

to the Spring 2020 semester scholarship recipients

9-11 Memorial Scholarship
Sydney Kerman, studying Norwegian & Danish, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Esther Chepchumba Machibya Memorial Scholarship (Swahili)
Caroline Jaeger, Graduate - Transcultural German Studies

Hellenic Cultural Foundation (Modern Greek)
Maria Demetriou, College of Education


Gerd Bonner Memorial Scholarship 
Boaz Maiyo, College of Medicine

Julie Reitan Memorial Scholarship (Swahili)
Ozlem Ozgur, Graduate - Geography

Roy A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship (Swedish)
David Fernandez, College of Engineering

Watch some of CLP's tutors talk about their languages and classes!

Meet Teles Machibya
Swahili Tutor