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Open CL-150 Cohort Lessons – Week 4 Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in For Instructors, For Learners, For Program Managers

On March 17 we announced Open CL-150 Cohorts to help US Government language programs meet challenges presented by COVID-19.

For the next several weeks, we will release all 36 of that week’s Cohort lessons for use by any learner, sustainer, or instructor in the US Government language community. You can find prior weeks’ lessons here:

In this week’s list, you’ll notice something new: COVID-19 lessons. In addition to the usual weekly lessons, our Cohort team is publishing lessons based on authentic, pandemic-related news reports from around the world, so your learners/sustainers can see how it is being covered in the target region and build the vocabulary needed to discuss it in the target language. These special lessons will be published in most Cohort languages, as well as some non-Cohort languages (including German and Brazilian Portuguese). We’ll continue sharing the COVID-19 lessons in each week’s list throughout the month of April.

Curious how we’re creating so many lessons so quickly? We invite you to explore the CL-150 Lesson Authoring tool, which empowers instructors and curriculum developers to quickly create, assign, and track high-powered lessons in 130+ languages–customization at scale. If your organization already has CL-150 Platform access and your team needs training on the Lesson Authoring tool, you can find help videos and tutorials, or submit a training request form in the CL-150 Training Kit.

Have questions? We’re here to help:

Find your Cohort Lesson from the list below or via the downloadable PDF*.

*Note: Those of you already using the CL-150 Platform for yourself or your program should ignore this. You already have access to each week’s lessons via the CL-150 Platform, and you should continue the same way.

Arabic, Iraqi

Arabic, Levantine

Arabic, MSA

Chinese, Mandarin





Pashto, Afghan

Pashto, Pakistani

Portuguese (Brazilian)


Spanish, Latin American


Edit: You can now access Week 5 lessons.