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Undergraduate Programs - Critical Languages Courses

VOX (Critical Languages Courses) have something to offer every major. The job market is a competitive place and employers are looking for skills that set candidates apart from the other applicants. Be the one who stands out with proficiency in a Critical Language.


1. Recommended deadline for enrollment is August 29, 2016.

2. All VOX courses focus on developing speaking skill and carry three credits

3. VOX classes with fewer than 3 students will not run.

4. Classes have a maximum enrollment of 8 students.

5. All courses listed below satisfy the Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives Requirement.

For course descriptions, see the Course Catalog.

Why Study Arabic?

Why Study Chinese?



ARA 101   Elementary Arabic I (5 cr.)                 Sect. 1     MWF 9:00AM-9:50AM & TuTh 9:30-10:20AM


CHI 101   Elementary Chinese I (5 cr.)                Sect. 1    MWF 9:00AM-9:50AM & TuTh 9:30-10:20AM

Irish Gaelic

VOX 105   Beginning Spoken Irish Gaelic I       Sect. 1     Mon 12:00PM-1:15PM & Tu 12:30PM-1:45PM


VOX 106   Beginning Spoken Italian I                Sect. 1      T/Th  3:30PM-4:45PM

VOX 106   Beginning Spoken Italian I                Sect. 2      T/Th  9:30AM-10:45AM

VOX 136   Beginning Spoken Italian II              Sect. 1      T/Th  5:00PM-6:15PM


VOX 107   Beginning Spoken Japanese I           Sect. 1                   TBA

VOX 107   Beginning Spoken Japanese I           Sect. 2                   TBA

VOX 137   Beginning Spoken Japanese II         Sect. 1      TuTh 8:00AM-9:15AM

VOX 167   Beginning Spoken Japanese III       Sect. 1     TuTh 9:30AM-10:45AM


VOX 108   Beginning Spoken Korean I            Sect. 1                    TBA


VOX 110   Beginning Spoken Russian I            Sect. 1       MWF 9:00AM-9:50AM

VOX 110   Beginning Spoken Russian I            Sect. 2      MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM

VOX 140   Beginning Spoken Russian II         Sect. 1       MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM


More information on these courses is coming soon, please check this page regularly or contact:


Sandra Lyons
201 Little Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5742
Phone: 581-2072
Fax: 207-581-1832

Updated March 18, 2016

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Modern Languages and Classics
201 Little Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 207-581-2072 | Fax: 207-581-1832E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469