The Critical Languages Institute is a national training institute for less commonly taught languages, offering summer intensive courses and study-abroad programs around the world.
Every summer, CLI brings students from across the U.S. together to develop their linguistic and cultural competency rapidly and effectively through intensive in-person immersion programs. Students live on the sprawling Arizona State University campus alongside faculty and staff while, speaking, studying, and living in Tatar.
Developed in Volga Bulgaria, the Tatar language has been instrumental in connecting Turkic semi-nomadic people for many centuries. Today, the Tatar language is spoken by three million people worldwide and five million people in modern Tatarstan, the subject of the Russian Federation. The Tatar language continues to serve as an intermediary between the Turkic language-speaking people populating the Eurasian continent. As a member of the Turkic language family, the Tatar language is mutually intelligible with a majority of the 35 documented Turkic languages.
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