PRESS RELEASE

December 18, 2009
Tucson, Arizona, USA

The University of Arizona Critical Languages Program and the UA Computer Aided Language Instruction Group are pleased to announce Critical Languages Series Online. Critical Languages Series Online is based on our published series of CD- and DVD-ROM courseware for less commonly taught languages, including:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Cantonese (Levels 1,2)
  • Korean
  • Kurdish (Kurmanji)
  • Turkish (Levels 1,2,3)
  • Ukrainian (Levels 1,2)

Critical Languages Series Online can be used by independent learners studying at home, but is also designed for use by students in a classroom environment (traditional or modified self-instructional). The materials for each title include:

  • Video dialogs and readings performed by native speakers
  • Thousands of on-demand native speaker audio recordings and translations
  • Extensive cultural and grammatical footnotes and lessons
  • Multiple choice, listening dictation, fill-in-the-blank exercises
  • Searchable audio glossary
  • Downloadable MP3s for learning on-the-go

You get a suite of lessons, comprehensive multimedia integration, grammar and cultural notes, and exercises that provide the equivalent of a full year college course's textbook, workbook, plus audio and video. Subscriptions are $79.95 for 6 months.

Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. Requires a high-speed internet connection.

For more information, sample lessons, or to subscribe, see www.criticallanguagesseries.org

Critical Languages Series Online and related materials were created in cooperation with the National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs (NASILP) and funded in part by the U.S. Dept. of Education, the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and/or the University of Arizona College of Humanities.