Critical Languages

Languages offered in the CLP are self-instructional courses that meet in small groups three times a week with a student tutor. The classes follow a regular course syllabus with a midterm and final exam administered by an external examiner. Interested students should read carefully the Student Study Guide posted on the Critical Languages Program website for important information on the Program format: https://www.hamilton.edu/criticallanguages

The CLP does not offer courses beyond the second year and there is no minor or major available in languages offered in the CLP.

121F First Term Swahili.
Introduction in speaking, writing, reading and aural comprehension. Textbook readings and exercises with a strong emphasis on interactive verbal production. Highly interactive with supplemental Language Center projects and activities. Self-instructional format. Maximum enrollment, 10. The Program.

122S Second Term Swahili.
Continued study with emphasis on verbal proficiency, reading and listening comprehension. Highly interactive with supplemental Language Center projects and activities. Self-instructional format. Prerequisite, Swahili 121 or placement. Maximum enrollment, 10. The Program.

141F First Term Korean.
Introduction in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Small, highly participatory and interactive classes with a strong emphasis on spoken and listening comprehension skills to develop communicative competency. Self-instructional format that meets three times weekly with a student tutor with supplemental on-line and Language Center projects and activities. Midterm and final exams administered by an outside examiner. Maximum enrollment, 10. Helderle.

142S Second Term Korean.
Continued study with emphasis on verbal proficiency, reading and listening comprehension. Highly interactive with supplemental Language Center projects and activities. Self-instructional format. Prerequisite, Korean 141 or placement. Maximum enrollment, 10. Maximum enrollment, 10. Helderle.

221F Third Term Swahili.
Intermediate level study with emphasis on verbal proficiency, reading and listening comprehension. Highly interactive with supplemental Language Center projects and activities. Self-instructional format. Prerequisite, Swahili 121 and 122 or placement. Maximum enrollment, 10. The Program.

222S Fourth Term Swahili.
Advanced level study with emphasis on verbal proficiency, reading and listening comprehension. Highly interactive with supplemental Language Center projects and activities. Self-instructional format. Prerequisite, Swahili 121, 122, 221 or placement. Maximum enrollment, 10. The Program.

241F Third Term Korean.
Intermediate level study with emphasis on verbal proficiency, reading and listening comprehension. Highly interactive with supplemental Language Center projects and activities. Self-instructional format. Prerequisite, Korean 141 and 142 or placement. Maximum enrollment, 10. Helderle.

242 Fourth Term Korean.
Strengthening of grammar and vocabulary with emphasis on verbal proficiency, listening comprehension and reading.Highly interactive with supplemental Language Center activities. Prerequisite, Korean 241 or placement. Maximum enrollment, 10. Self-instructional.