Since 1991, the Melikian Center has offered summer intensive language and culture training through the Critical Languages Institute (CLI). The Melikian Center has interviewed CLI faculty about the language they teach, what drew them to teaching, and about teaching a language online. You can watch these short interviews by clicking on an CLI faculty member's name that is displayed in red.

Albanian - Linda Mëniku, University of Tirana in Albania.

Armenian - Gohar Harutyunyan, Yerevan State University in Armenia.

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian - Jakov Causevic,  American Councils for International Education in Belgrade, Serbia.

Hebrew - Abigail "Abby" Limmer, Kurn Religious School at Temple Emanu-El in Tucson, Arizona.

Indonesian - Nyoman Riasa, Ngurah Rai University and APBIPA Bali in Denpasar, Indonesia.

Macedonian - Borce Arsov, Institute for Macedonian Language "Krste Misirkov" at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia.

Persian - 1st Year - Jafar Shokrolah Zadeh, Binghamton University in New York.

Persian - 2nd Year - Yashar Shayan Afshar, independent scholar in Seaside, California.

Polish - Agnieszka Mielczarek, University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań, Poland.

Russian - 1st Year - Elena Doludenko, University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

Russian - 1st Year - Irina Drigalenko, Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Russian - 1st Year - Polina Maksimovich, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Russian - 2nd Year - Marina Sari Ad-Din, St. Joseph University of Beirut and Lebanese American University in Lebanon.

Turkish - Nilay Sevinc, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Ukrainian - Antonina Berezovenko, National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Uzbek - Saodat Adilova, Nizami Tashkent State Pedagogical University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.