• The Flipped Classroom

    Professors Le Anne Spino and Daniel Trego (Michigan State University) will give a talk and hands-on workshop on the flipped classroom. 

    February 5 & 6

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  • Pedagogical Theories and Language Instruction

    Professor Yongping Zhu and his application of pedagogical theories to language instruction was recently featured in The College of Arts and Letters' Faculty Research Profiles series. 


  • Is English Your Second Language?

    Sign-up for one of the CSLC's English for Academic Purposes Spring 2015 Courses

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  • CSLC Spring 2015 Courses

    Introduction to Linguistics

    Second Language Acquisition 

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The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures supports language and cultural acquisition through a broad array of programs including Peer Tutoring, Summer Language Abroad, and English for Academic Purposes. In addition, the Center maintains a wide array of languages resources (including a language library), hosts language events, and conducts research to explore ways technology can enhance language acquisition. Explore the tabs at left to learn more about our programs, resources, events, and research. 

Latest News

Faculty Fund to Enhance Language Skills for Scholarship

Author: Denise Ayo

For many faculty in the College of Arts and Letters, being able to speak and write in another language may be critical for advancing knowledge in their field. This fund is designed for those who are already somewhat proficient in a language and want to enhance skills based on goals related to research, scholarship, or creative works. In order to qualify, the applicant must be able to demonstrate current writing proficiency based on the following ACTLF Language Testing International Scale (cf. http://languagetesting.com/scale.htm

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Student Spotlight

Spotlight: Katie Bascom

Author: Matt Getze

Katie Bascom in Russian Ensemble

Earlier this fall, you could see new Russian language tutor, Katie Bascom, in the CSLC’s language acquisition training course for tutors contributing very thoughtful and astute comments. Such engagement speaks a lot about her. She’s a levelheaded, practical, and personable student whose involvement and accomplishments at Notre Dame have been well received by faculty and students alike. This is why the Cincinnati native, who grew up north of Baltimore and began reading Dostoevsky and Tolstoy when was 15, was enthusiastically nominated by the Russian Program’s Dr. David Gasperetti and Dr. Maskim Hanukai to be the November 2014 Spotlight at the CSLC.…

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An Introduction to the Center

Summer Language Abroad Grant

CSLC Workshops

Community Voices