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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 2023 semester scholarship recipients

Gerd Bonner Memorial Scholarship 
Hunter Jinbo

Roy A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship 
Isaac Brand

9-11 Memorial Scholarship 
Andreas Demetriou

Julie Reitan Memorial Scholarship 
Christel Shemushago

Esther Chepchumba Machibya Memorial Scholarship 
Maiya Block Ngaybe







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

Meet Teles Machibya
Swahili Tutor

"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