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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 2022 semester scholarship recipients

Gerd Bonner Memorial Scholarship 
Luis Irizarry, Linguistics/Human Language Technology

Roy A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship 
Jeremiah Williams, College of Science

9-11 Memorial Scholarship 
Cleoniki Demetriou, College of Science

Julie Reitan Memorial Scholarship 
Jasmine Do, College of Ag & Life Sciences

Esther Chepchumba Machibya Memorial Scholarship 
Celestin Amani, College of Arch, Plan & Lands - Architecture







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

Meet Teles Machibya
Swahili Tutor

"Prawet is an absolute pleasure. He provides attention to detail and is meticulous in his lessons, but he also grants a lot of patience to me as a student who is still learning. I look forward to continuing my lessons!"

CLP Student | Thai 102