Languages Across the Curriculum
In pursuit of the College of Liberal Arts' (CLA) goal to create a sustainable model for integrating advanced levels of foreign-language proficiency within specific disciplines or interdisciplinary majors, the Language Center is pleased to be working with CLA’s Committee on Second Language Education (ComSLE) to contribute to the internationalization of the University’s curriculum by supporting the application of Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC).
The guiding principle of the LAC movement is to provide students with opportunities to apply their acquired linguistic skills academically beyond the traditional language classroom. To this end, the Language Center works with faculty in a number of departments and programs to support the development of materials and approaches that allow students to do academic work in their chosen language.
Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) CourseShare, another current Language Center focus, has the potential to help its member institutions build their LAC offerings. In addition, the Language Center’s professional development initiatives, especially as regards hybrid teaching and innovative assessment models, have much to contribute in terms of fostering best practices in LAC.
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below outline the program's highlights, but to learn more, visit the Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) website. For more information on LAC or to volunteer to help develop a new unit or course, please contact the Language Center.