Every language deserves a voice.


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

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.


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Current Languages


Hindi and Urdu



Modern Greek






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Don't see what you want in our list of current languages?

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to the Fall 2023 semester scholarship recipients

Gerd Bonner Memorial Scholarship 
Bonface Nyabuto

Roy A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship 
Samantha Ann Yanis

9-11 Memorial Scholarship 
Kent Rankin

Dennis Evans Memorial Scholarship

Kasim Khalid

Julie Reitan Memorial Scholarship 
Hanna Nkulu

Esther Chepchumba Machibya Memorial Scholarship 
Christel Shemushago

Muriel Fisher Memorial Scholarship

Changeun Ko


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

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Teles Machibya | Swahili tutor

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"[My tutor] made learning Swedish very fun and easy! She went above and beyond to provide the students with resources to become better Swedish speakers."

CLP Student | Swedish 102

"If I didn't graduate this semester then I would definitely keep taking another class."

CLP Student | Hindi 102

"I really liked my tutor...She worked well with students and had strong communication. I could always ask her questions and feel comfortable about it and she would always answer them."

CLP Student | Korean 102