About

CSLC Center

The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) is an interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to the advancement of language learning and cultural understanding at the University of Notre Dame.

The CSLC offers a broad array of programs, technologies and assessment systems to advance language acquisition and cultural learning on campus.

The CSLC also administers its own language-intensive study abroad programs, conducts the English for Academic Purposes Program, pursues applied research in areas such as language assessment and computer-assisted language learning, hosts major academic conferences, executes grants, and provides strategic leadership and planning to a variety of academic departments, colleges and administrative units across the University.

The CSLC serves as an important coordinating mechanism for Notre Dame's five foreign language departments and fourteen foreign language programs. Additionally, the CSLC provides strategic planning to foreign language faculty and departments and the Office of the Dean for the College of Arts and Letters on matters related to foreign/second language policy, principles, and best practices of second language acquisition; language program assessment; and English as a second language for academic purposes.

Strategic Planning

The CSLC serves as an important coordinating mechanism for Notre Dame’s five foreign language departments and fourteen foreign language programs.

Additionally, the CSLC provides strategic planning to foreign language faculty and departments, the Office of the Dean for the College of Arts and Letters, the Office of International Studies, and the Office of the Provost on matters related to foreign/second language policy, principles, and best practices of second language acquisition, language program assessment, and English as a second language for academic purposes.

In order to execute these roles, and in addition to ad hoc committees and individual consultations, the CSLC Director chairs key institutional committees intended to address foreign/second language priorities at the University of Notre Dame.