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How to Register for Critical Languages Classes

SUMMER Courses - Kurdish 101

CLP is often able to offer summer introductory classes in Kurdish.  Courses are offered on demand and when minimum enrollments are met and can be for university credit or non-credit. 

To request Kurdish in the future, please complete this form.  

Individualized (non-credit) online tutoring is also available throughout the year.  Enroll here.  


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Mutlu Civiroglu


"It's been great so far, I'm excited for the remainder of the semester!"

CLP Student | Kurdish 102

Mutlu Civiroglu is a Washington, DC based Kurdish instructor, translator, editor, tester, content writer, material developer and broadcaster. He is a native Kurdish Kurmanji speaker who is an expert in speaking and understanding all regional dialects spoken in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. He teaches Kurdish in basic, intermediate and advanced level to college students and working adults including government employees, and trains them on the cultural, social and political aspects of the Kurdish speaking regions.

Civiroglu is also a well-known journalist and analyst whose expertise spans a variety of topics including Kurdish affairs, human rights and freedom of the press in Turkey and the Middle East. He frequently speaks at the academic conferences and panel discussions about the Kurdish regions and regularly consulted for his expertise by think tanks and non-governmental organizations. Civiroglu has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in education.