PHEONIX – Under the leadership of the Melikian Center’s new director, Prof. Keith Brown (formerly of Brown University), the Critical Languages Institute (CLI) at Arizona State University’s Melikian Center will offer first-year Ukrainian summer intensive language courses beginning in 2018. Groundwork for the Ukrainian program was laid over the past two years by the Melikian Center’s interim director, Prof. Mark von Hagen. Classes begin on May 29, 2018, and end on July 13, 2018. Summer 2018 applications opened on October 1 and close on May 8, 2018. The courses provide eight university-level semester credit hours. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. The program is open to: ASU and non-ASU students; high-school juniors and seniors; undergraduate and graduate students; working professionals, teachers, and retirees; and non-U.S. students who hold student visas. If not already an ASU student, the applicant must be accepted by ASU as a non-degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student. There is no requirement to register for any additional courses. The expense of the Ukrainian language courses is a $1,500 program fee. Due to generous support by ASU, tuition is waived. The program fee covers academics only and does not cover housing, meals, travel, books or insurance.