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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 2021 semester scholarship recipients

Gerd Bonner Memorial Scholarship 
Katie Baldwin, College of Science - Molecular & Cellular

Roy A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship 
David Fernandez, College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

9-11 Memorial Scholarship 
Chandler Smith, Development Practice

Julie Reitan Memorial Scholarship 
Ozlem Ozgur, Geography

Esther Chepchumba Machibya Memorial Scholarship 
Abram Farley, Hydrology







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

Meet Teles Machibya
Swahili Tutor

“I signed up for Hindi since I work at UA with partner universities in India. Our instructor is a lot of fun and we learned a lot about culture, too. I learned so much already, including typing, reading, and writing in Devanagari script. I look forward to continuing with Intermediate Hindi next year.”

CLP Student | Hindi 101