PRESS RELEASE

November 18, 2009
Tucson, Arizona, USA

The University of Arizona Critical Languages Program and the UA Computer Aided Language Instruction Group are pleased to announce the availability of three new titles in the Critical Languages Series:

These classroom-tested, peer-reviewed materials are available in DVD-ROM and online delivery formats, and contain video dialogs, thousands of native speaker audio recordings, extensive footnotes, several types of interactive exercises, and are equivalent to a one-year college course.  The suggested retail price is $79.95, distributed by the University of Arizona Press (1-800-621-2736).

The DVD-ROMs require a computer running Windows 2000/XP/Vista; the online delivery is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux. These materials were developed using our MaxAuthor authoring system with funding from: the US Department of Education International Research and Studies Program, the Office of the Dean of the University of Arizona College of Humanities, and the National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs.

Our new web-based courseware delivery system, Critical Languages Series Online, requires a broadband internet connection and works on all major platforms. Containing all the lessons and media of the DVD-ROM versions, the online lessons include additional features such as MP3 mobile lessons and audio glossary. A 6-month subscription is $79.95.

We will demonstrate these new materials November 20-22 at the ACTFL conference in San Diego at booth T15.

Many thanks to our three authors, seven peer reviewers, eight native speakers, eight production assistants and staff, 49 beta testers, and many others who have made this project happen over the past three years; we really appreciate your help!  For more information about the Critical Languages Series DVD-ROMs, see http://clp.arizona.edu/cls/. For online delivery, see http://www.criticallanguagesseries.org.