• Summer Language Abroad (SLA)

    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.

  • Free Language Tutoring

    The CSLC offers free peer language tutoring for enrolled students.

    Book a language tutor today!

  • Linguistics and TESOL Courses

    CSLC 20302-01 Sociolinguistics of Second Language Acquisition MW 12:30pm- 1:45pm CRN 26034

    CSLC 30101-01 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition MW 2:00pm-3:15pm CRN 25168

    CSLC 20303-01 Pedagogical English Grammar TR 12:30pm-1:45pm CRN 27490

  • Less Commonly Taught Languages Spring 2019

    The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures strives to service all languages on campus, including those that do not have a home department or program. If you have an interest in learning Swahili, Bangla, Hausa, Hindi or Quechua, please contact the CSLC at 574.631.5881 or click here to see the courses. 

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. 

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Thu Jan 24, 2019

Extensive Reading Empowers Autonomous Learners: What it is and how it works


Location: 125 Classroom Hesburgh Library

Extensive reading (ER) is the independent reading of many, various, self-selected, easy materials (Day & Bamford, 2004). It is different from the traditional, teacher-centered intensive reading. Learn how ER can be a robust and flexible method for encouraging autonomous learning, serve increasingly diverse groups of students, satisfy their individual needs and provide an opportunity for teachers to reflect on their own teaching.

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