Language in Motion (LiM)

Language in Motion at Notre Dame

Do you have international experience and/or knowledge of a world language other than Standard American English? You could be a superstar! Area teachers and students would like you to share your experiences and insights with them. Language in Motion (LiM) students create activities and share their excitement about the world with students in K-12 classrooms.

Language in Motion is an exciting, community-engaged learning program in language and culture. It engages students and faculty with host students and teachers in local schools. The CSLC is committed to providing resources and support for Notre Dame students and faculty who wish to expand outreach for the local community.


Language in Motion expands, enriches, and energizes K-16 languages and culture teaching and learning through educational and professional development opportunities.

How it Works

Language In Motion Collage

The LiM program works with Notre Dame students with knowledge of a second language or culture to offer personalized presentations on language and/or culture in K-12 classrooms. The LiM program helps to:

  • Enrich and expand world language and culture curricula in K-12 schools, especially those that are isolated, under-resourced, and/or primarily homogeneous.

  • Provide college students with opportunities to better understand and analyze their own and another language and culture and to hone their personal, professional, and presentation skills in real-world settings.

  • Establish and nurture active, productive, K-12 professional networks and the sharing of international resources.

  • Provide professional development opportunities in language and culture, including conference scholarships, immersion study, and workshops

  • Cultivate intellectual curiosity, confidence, openness to and respect for personal and cultural differences, and an appreciation for the value of community service among all K-16 participants. 

  • Develop and support a nationwide consortium.

How to Participate

For more information or if you are interested in participating, contact Alessia Blad-Miller, Director of the Center for the Study of Language and Cultures.