Student News

Spring 2015: Recent ALC Graduate Passes the N1 Level of JLPT

A recent ALC graduate, Sarah Navidi, passed the N1 Level of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) conducted in December 2014. The JLPT is the largest standard test that measures and certifies the Japanese-language proficiency of non-native Japanese speakers. There are five levels, and N1 is the highest level. The JLPT certification is recognized and accepted worldwide. Sarah graduated in 2013 with a BA in Japanese and a minor in education. She is currently working towards an elementary teaching license through the School of Education at CU Boulder. Congratulations, Sarah!

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Spring 2015: ALC Students Win CLS Scholarship To Study Hindi in Jaipur

Two of ALC's Hindi-Urdu students, Hannah Moench and Alison Hanson, have been selected by the The Critical Language Scholarship Program to study Hindi in Jaipur this summer. The CLS program is an extremely competitive national scholarship with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries. Congratulations, Hannah and Alison!


Fall 2014: Students Begin Korean Conversation Club

Students begin a Korean Conversation Club which is an official group on campus for anyone in the CU and Boulder community interested in Korean language and culture. The primary goal is to create a comfortable space where people can practice speaking Korean together and discuss language and culture. The meetings are structured so that anyone and everyone of all skill levels can participate and learn - there are members from every level, from just beginning to very advanced. Details about this group can be found on Facebook. The Korean Conversation Club meets every Thursday & Friday during the Fall semester from 5:00-8:00pm in HALE 260.


Spring 2014: Four CU Students Win CLS Grants To Study Critically Needed Languages - Two Are ALC Students Going To China!

7 of the 13 languages deemed critically important by the Department of State are taught in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations... Read the Full Story Here.


Fall 2013: Hindi Students Begin Bollywood Club 

Bollywood club meets every Thursday in HUMN 145 from 6pm-9pm. We aim to promote Indian language (Hindi) and culture through Bollywood movies. If you like unexplained dance scenes or gravity defying action, then you should totally join! (Note: Bollywood does not encompass all of Indian cinema and Hindi is only one of hundreds of languages in India.) For more information, email us at or

Here’s a tentative list of movies we will be showing this semester: Swades, Lakshyam, Rang De Basanti, Zindagi na milegi dobara, and Jodha Akbar.