CSLC Library

The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) at the University of Notre Dame holds a small but concise and growing collection of culture and language-learning resource material, including Less Commonly Taught Languages. The CSLC Library contains intercultural and foreign language resource books, including teacher editions, fiction books, non-fiction, games, and other media. All Notre Dame students are welcome to check out any book through our Librarika system.

This library is curated by the CSLC and with help from its associates. Please contact us for borrowing, as well as requesting materials for addition to our collection.

If you would like to check out resources or make suggestions of things to add to our collection you can talk to one of our desk staff at the Center or contact Jennifer Van Antwerp at jvanantw@nd.edu.


If you have some language resources that you would like to donate, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Jennifer for more information! You can also donate funds directly at the link below.

Donate funding to expand our collection!

Recipes from Across the World

CSLC Cookbook Cover

Collaborating across languages and cultures is a key skill in today's world. Our question in the Center this semester was easy. How do you get multiple language departments, over 100 students, and a large international community to learn those skills? 

Publish a book, of course!

Using Canvas, we created a project page that had the guidelines for creating their recipe pages. Students seamlessly joined the World Languages Cookbook course using a QR code. Then the faculty went to work. They shared a one-page handout with their students, and then the students went to work. Individually or in groups, students researched the culture of food and recipes from all over the world. 

To create the pages, we used Canva! Students created their own pages using a template created by the Center and then added their own designs and style. 

The results were incredible! Students took pictures as they tested the recipes. They researched recipes by exploring their own heritage or talking to people from their recipe cultures. They wrote about the history of cuisine, and many even translated their recipes into their target language. They shared their designs with the CSLC Media Team and then we put it all together.

The collection contains recipes from Chinese, German, Haitian Creole, Spanish and more!

The results speak for themselves! Download your copy today at the links below!

Hard copies are also available to view in the CSLC offices in Bond Hall.

Download the CSLC Cookbook


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

The cookbook is available in three formats: .pdf, .epub, and .mobi. 

Need a different version? Contact the CLSC for conversion options.

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