Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-08-25

Registration is still open for fall enrollment in Samford University’s critical languages program. Elementary and intermediate courses are offered in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian.

Courses meet each Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m.-7:50 p.m., beginning Aug. 31 and ending Dec. 2.

The courses are designed to fill a variety of needs for business and pleasure travelers, mission workers, and others.

Samford’s critical languages program, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is part of the university’s Department of World Languages and Cultures. For information, contact Heather West at (205) 726-2516 or


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