• Summer Language Abroad (SLA)

    Applications for 2017 Summer Language Abroad programs are now open!

    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.

    More information is available on the SLA website.

    Applications are due January 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

    Photo credit: Andrea Castonguay

  • Language Revival and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

    Join Rhonda Purcell (Potawatomi Language Coordinator), Kevin Daugherty (Language Instructor), and Gabriel Tone (Potawatomi Language Student) on March 2 for a discussion of Potawatomi language. Appetizers will be served.


  • Study Swahili at ND!

    Study a language spoken by over 150 million people!

    Register now for the Spring 2017 Semester.

    Swahili I CSLC 17010 - CRN 29215

    Swahili II CSLC 17012 - CRN 30512

    Questions? Contact dayo@nd.edu

  • New Minor in TESOL

    Learn essential aspects of linguistics and language education combined with practical skills in classroom management, tutoring, and the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. 

    As English continues to expand as a medium for global communication, the demand for qualified English language instructors trends upward.

    Learn More

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

Why Linguistics is Hard for Computers

Author: Anne Daly


*This talk was filmed on Tuesday, April 18 2017.

Summary: Computers are able to easily surpass humans at many tasks such as adding large amounts of numbers together, but fail on linguistic tasks that humans do without thinking. In this talk, Kenton Murray will give an introduction to Computational Linguistics and explain the many pitfalls that computers encounter when trying to understand language. Murray will give a background on the work that's been done over the last half century to try and tackle this problem, and finish with a short overview of the cutting-edge work being done here at Notre Dame. This talk is an introduction to Computational Linguistics and is aimed at people with an interest in Linguistics, but who do not necessarily have any background in Computer Science.…

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Upcoming Events

Thu Sep 14, 2017

‘Ar an Imeall i Lár an Domhain?’ Accommodations

Location: Prague


Láthair na Comhdhála

An Pálás Sweerts-Špork, Hybernská 3, Prág 1; gar don stáisiún metro/tram Náměstí Republiky


Lóistín saor

Tá líon teoranta seomraí singil (ensuite) curtha in áirithe ag áras na mac léinn Kolej Komenského (Parléřova 6, Praha 6), atá suite gar do chaisleán Phrág, timpeall 25 nóiméad ó áit na comhdhála ar na tramanna 25 agus 15. Tá an praghas CZK 375/oíche (timpeall EUR 14). Tá bricfeasta ar fáil ar tháille beag breise. Íocfar an t-iomlán le hairgid tirim (coróineacha Seiceacha) díreach ar theacht daoibh go dtí an t-áras. Más maith libh fanacht i gceann de na seomraí sin, caithfear iad a chur in áirithe go luath

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Student Spotlight

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Author: Joachim Castellano

Congratulations to the University of Notre Dame Class of 2016! Here is a video with reflections from several CSLC seniors.

The CSLC would like to recognize the following graduating seniors. The CSLC will miss you!

Student Managers

  • Kathryn Dennee
  • Maggie McDowell

Peer Tutors

  • Sami Burr
  • Arlia Delphonse
  • Ethan Yuxuan Chen

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