ALBANIAN

COURSES IN ARIZONA:
Intensive 1st-Year Albanian (SLC 194)
Location: ASU main campus
Prerequisites: None
Intensive 2nd-Year Albanian (SLC 294)
Location: ASU main campus
Prerequisite: 1st-Year Albanian or placement exam
PROGRAMS IN ALBANIA:
Summer study-abroad in Tirana (SLC 494)
Location: Tirana, Albania
Prerequisite: Successful completion of one of the courses above

ABOUT THE LANGUAGE: 

The official language of Albania and Kosovo, Albanian is spoken by nearly 6 million people. There are two major dialects, Tosk and Gheg. Tosk is spoken in central and southern Albania, Gheg in northern Albania, Kosovo, and parts of Macedonia. CLI teaches Tosk, the official language, but also covers the most important features of the Gheg dialect.

Albanian is written in the Latin script. Here is a sample of Tosk Albanian:

Të gjithë njerëzit lindin të lirë dhe të barabartë në dinjitet dhe në të drejta. Ata kanë arsye dhe ndërgjegje dhe duhet të sillen ndaj njëri tjetrit me frymë vëllazërimi.

(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as cited by http://omniglot.com.)