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Studies in linguistics, TESOL, and less commonly taught languages provide students with linguistic and cultural skills that will prepare them for a career in a variety of disciplines. 

Minors and Courses

The CSLC offers a variety of courses, two minors, and a certificate to address students' multifaceted language-related academic interests:

The Globally Engaged Citizens Program recognizes the learning that students are already engaged in, and also encourages students to consider taking courses in foreign languages or participate in deeper and more rewarding levels of engagement with foreign languages and cultures.

The Linguistics Minor provides students with an understanding of how languages are constructed and used in different contexts. It prepares them for a future in academia, information technology, translation, governmental work, and more.

The TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Minor equips students with the essential skills to teach English to non-native English speakers, pursue graduate work in second language acquisition or linguistics, develop English-language materials, and more. 

Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) courses are offered through the CSLC in languages such as Hindi, Swahili, and Quechua.

Resources and Services

The CSLC also offers a broad array of programs and services that are open to all undergraduate students, including: