About

Students in a language class lecture

The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) is dedicated to the advancement of linguistic proficiency and cultural awareness for students, staff, faculty, and spouses in all languages across the Notre Dame community.

Our three complementary foci are:

  1. Educational collaborations
  2. Instructional and technological support
  3. Language and cultural enrichment

Educational collaborations

We work closely with the broader Notre Dame community, specifically the College of Arts and Letters, language departments and programs, the Keough School of Global Affairs, the College of Engineering, the Law School, Notre Dame InternationalMendoza College of Business, Academic Services for Student-Athletes, and various institutes across campus. 

Instructional and technological support

We provide a portfolio of programs including pedagogical and technological workshops, individual consultation, multimedia services, research support (scholarship of teaching and learning) and course design assistance (face-to-face, hybrid, online). These programs empower ND language facutly to design effective and engaging learning environment for their students.

Language and culture enrichment

The CSLC facilitates advanced-level proficiency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs), literature and culture, linguistics, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).