Turkish - 1st Year

CLI 2020 is now on line.  For the latest information on 2021 languages and dates, click here.

If you have any questions, please email or call us at (480) 965-4188.

For more information on our in-person intensive summer language classes, please use the information below.

Turkish - 1st Year, 7 weeks in Tempe, Arizona


First-Year Turkish

Students with no previous experience learn to understand Turkish culture and to speak Turkish at the Novice High or Intermediate Low level.



May 26 - July 10, 2020
M-F 8:30AM - 12:35PM
Classroom: TBD

8 credits of PLC 101/102



  • Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
  • Open to non-U.S. students who hold student visas
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to working professionals and teachers and to retirees
  • Open to Phoenix-area high-school juniors and seniors
  • Second-Year courses require completion of a placement test

Arizona State University is a large, metropolitan university. The main campus, housing 64,000 students, is located in Tempe, 15 minutes by light rail from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Emblematic of the lively, eclectic atmosphere of Tempe is the city's main street, Mill Avenue. Anchored on one end by gleaming office towers and on the other by the university, with a mix of eccentric and upscale establishments, Mill Avenue caters to both international students and international businesses.

Housing & Meals

CLI offers language-segregated on-campus housing at one of the ASU dormitories (TBD).

ASU typically offers double-occupancy rooms for $21.50/day, with bathrooms shared between two double-occupancy rooms.

ASU also typically offers single-occupancy rooms for $36/day. Singles are identical to doubles, but with only one occupant. They share a pass-through bathroom and have two sets of furniture.

Bed linens are available for an additional one-time $23 charge.

Typical amenities include: laundry facilities, kitchen facilities, vending machines, air conditioning and basic cable.

Kitchens are usually shared among residents of the hall and the CLI language clubs, so access may be limited at times. CLI does not provide supplies for kitchen areas.

CLI participants may eat on campus or may make their own meal arrangements. ASU offers a food court in the student union. (See Memorial Union Businesses for details on food-court options.)

CLI does not offer a meal plan for any of its on campus programs.

CLI students are not required to live in the ASU dorm or to eat on campus. Private summer sublets are available near campus. Price and quality vary. CLI does not assist with off campus housing arrangements.

All prices and descriptions on this page are based on 2019 pricing and are subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing billing, housing, or meal contracts.



The Department of State's Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study less commonly taught languages.

Title VIII provides fellowships of up to $5,000 for the study of 1st-Year Albanian in CLI-Arizona.

APPLY by January 20, 2020



Supported by the Melikian Center's endowment and by private donations, the Melikian Center Awards Program provides scholarships of up to $1,500 for superior applicants to study Polish in CLI-Arizona.

ASU students, non-ASU students, teachers, and other non-students are eligible to apply for this funding.

Apply by January 20, 2020




The Melikian Center offers a $1,000 reduction of the published 2020 CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This $1,000 reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs. Please indicate your Pell eligibility on the general application to be considered for this fee reduction.

To learn more about Pell or to see if you are eligible, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell


Program Fee:

Thanks to ASU institutional support, CLI does not charge tuition (in-state or out-of-state) for its credit-bearing courses. 

Instead of tuition fees, we charge a flat administrative fee of $1,500.*

*For information about our reduced program fees for PELL-eligible students, please see the “Funding” tab.

Please keep in mind this fee covers academics only. It does not cover room, board, travel, study abroad program fees, books, or insurance.

This fee is the same regardless of language, and number of credits taken.