Founded in 1991, the Critical Languages Institute has evolved into one of the largest summer training facilities in the U.S. for less commonly taught languages, offering courses in 9 languages at up to 5 levels to over 150 students each summer.
The signature of the CLI are its hybrid courses, where classes are conducted in two segments, a 7-week course on the ASU campus and an optional 4-week overseas program. CLI instruction is proficiency-oriented and practical.
CLI-Arizona students are encouraged to take advantage of the Institute's jobs and grants program, which offers presentations on grant writing and job-hunting, one-on-one sessions for students applying for grants and/or positions, and visits from government and private recruiters.
Several of CLI's overseas programs include volunteer service opportunities or internships. These programs provide students an opportunity to apply their language skills in a hands-on setting.
For full details about the 2013 Critical Languages Institute, go to http://cli.asu.edu
The application deadline is February 1, 2013.