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The Center for Languages, Arts and Societies of the Silk Road (CLASSRoad) is a HADI initiated project that began in 2007. Vision: To be one of the leading academic, research and learning centers for languages spoken along the Silk Road. Mission: To enhance the teaching of Silk Road languages and to foster greater cultural understanding within and across communities in the United States. Goals: To enhance quality of teaching and promoting the learning of Silk Road languages, such as Arabic, in the United States.


  • CLASSRoad eLearning Platform

    CLASSRoad has developed a sophisticated eLearning platform that many of our eLearning partners are using to offer there online courses. Please see : ClassRoad Elearning Platform

  • Is Online Learning For You?

    Online learning is different in many respects from the traditional face-to-face learning we’re all used to, primarily in the way we get our information and how we interact with instructors and classmates. Many people say they learn more online, and … Continue reading

  • Taking TELL Online: Planning Effective Distance Language Instruction

    Online Professional Development for Arabic and Chinese Instructors June 14 – July 17, 2015 – FULLY ONLINE HIGHLIGHTS: Five-week FULLY ONLINE advanced program for Arabic and Chinese teachers. You will learn how to plan effective language learning experiences in synchronous … Continue reading

  • Language history and language weirdness

    Native speakers of any language will judge the “difficulty” of another language by how much it differs from their own. For example, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the U.S. Department of State lists five categories of increasing time taken … Continue reading