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Welcome to the University of Arizona Language Training Center

A renowned resource for second language acquisition and culture studies

The University of Arizona (UArizona) is internationally renowned for research in teaching second language acquisition along with globally aware language and culture studies. The University has a long history of partnering with the DoD for language training, while also housing multiple DLNSEO and Department of Education-funded centers and programs that support language and culture training for various types of learners.
Participants in our intensive language courses improve their language proficiency and advance their understanding of the target culture via outcomes-based courses. UArizona courses are offered in multiple modalities, including face-to-face, virtual, and hybrid sessions. Courses are primarily 150-160 hours of training in critical languages from all over the globe at levels ranging from ILR 1 to 4.
The UArizona Language Training Center, in partnership with the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), also supports DoD personnel by providing high-quality foreign language pedagogical training. DoD personnel who complete our Foreign Language Teacher Training courses are well equipped to serve as certified Language Instructors, with a solid understanding of best practices for training and supporting lower-proficiency personnel engaged in language study.

 

SLTE Language

Dates

Modalities

Level

Enrollment Status

Arabic

4/1/24 - 5/10/24

Virtual / In-Person / Hybrid  

Intermediate 

Enrolling (4 slots open)

Chinese (M)

6/3/24 - 6/28/24

In-Person 

Intermediate  

FULL

Korean

6/3/24 - 6/28/24

In-Person

Intermediate/Advanced

FULL

Russian

8/5/24 - 8/16/24

3/3/25 - 3/28/25

In-Person

Intermediate/Advanced (ILR 2-3)

Enrolling 

Spanish

8/5/24 - 8/16/24

1/13/25 - 2/7/25

In-Person

Intermediate (ILR 2-3)

Enrolling

 * Waitlist = Controlled enrollment until 60 days prior to start date when unused seats will change to open enrollment on a first come first served basis. 

 

GOALS FOR LEVELS

  • Refresher: ILR 1 to 2 
  • Intermediate: ILR 2 to 2+ 
  • Advanced: ILR 2+ to 3 
  • Superior: ILR 3+ and above
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