Every language deserves a spotlight.


The Critical Languages Program offers less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) which are not available in traditional departments or formats at the University of Arizona. See our current list of languages on the right side of this page, or request a language.

About the courses

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.


  • 9-11 Memorial Scholarship: Courtney Baxter studying Scots-Gaelic, College of Humanities
  • Esther Chepchumba Machibya Memorial Scholarship (Swahili): Jake Meyers, College of Geography & Development
  • Gerd Bonner Memorial Scholarship (Swedish): Nicholas Malmgren, Eller College of Management
  • Julie Reitan Memorial Scholarship (Swahili): Fredian Tuyisenge, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Roy A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship (Swedish): Emma Harrell, College of Science
  • Hellenic Cultural Foundation Scholarship (Modern Greek): Catherine Klesner, College of Engineering

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

"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."

Korean 102 CLP Student