• Dracula is at Notre Dame!

    He is infiltrating our campus to build a multilingual army of the undead! 

    Will you join Van Helsing and Mina Harker drive a stake through the monster's heart?! Will you defeat his attempt at global domination using your second language skills?!

    The fight begins November 4th. 

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  • CSLC Spring 2015 Courses

    Introduction to Linguistics

    Cultural Competency in TESOL

    Second Language Acquisition 

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  • Fulbright TechImpact Scholar Award

    Fulbright TechImpact Scholar Awards are research grants for Irish citizens or E.U. citizens resident in the Republic of Ireland for three or more years to complete short-term, non-commercial projects and research at the University of Notre Dame.

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  • 2015 Summer Language Abroad Grants

    The Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures’ annual Summer Language Abroad (SLA) Grant Program provides funding for individual summer foreign language study abroad via awards of up to $5,500 combined with a comprehensive curriculum of international study coursework and proficiency testing.


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 Series: Language Across Disciplines

Author: Matt Getze


On any given morning, you may run into Dr. Slavi Sevov doing stomach crunches and maintaining a nice, steady pace around the indoor track at Notre Dame's recreation center. His pace around the track is analoguous to his consistent and significant contributions to the field of chemistry and his road to being an esteemed professor and researcher of chemistry--inorganic and solid state chemistry to be precise--at the University of Notre Dame. In an interview with Dr. Sevov, he discusses his experiences with foreign languages and their relevance to his field of research. The native of Bulgaria also touches on the international mix of students in his research group, the Sevov Group, and the students' common language.…

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Upcoming Events

Sun Nov 2, 2014

Japanese Okonomi-Yaki Party

Location: Geddes Hall

Experience Japanese language and culture while making okonomiyaki!

Sunday, November 2, from 3:00 - 4:30pm in Geddes Hall

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Student Spotlight

Spotlight: Shannon Kraemer

Author: Matt Getze

Shannon Kraemer in Guatemala

Upon meeting Shannon Kraemer, the CSLC’s outstanding foreign language student for October 2014, I was immediately struck by her infectious and unique spirit. A junior double majoring in Economics and Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) and minoring in Korean, Kraemer has a gusto for Korean studies and this is evident to the Department of Korean’s Dr. Yeonhee Yoon, who nominated Kraemer for the Spotlight.…

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