The Language Institute is a hub on the UW-Madison campus for education, research, advising and outreach related to the study of human languages.
The Language Institute:
  • Provides pedagogical training and professional development for UW-Madison instructors of languages, literatures and cultures 
  • Carries out research in areas such as student learning outcomes in language programs and the long-term impact of study abroad
  • Serves as the administrative home to two interdisciplinary academic programs: the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition and the undergraduate Russian Flagship Program
  • Hosts a portal for undergraduate students and advisors on languages at UW-Madison
  • Offers pre-major and career advising for undergraduate students interested in language studies
  • Spearheads outreach programs that help to connect Wisconsin K-12 students and teachers with UW-Madison expertise in languages, literatures and cultures 
  • Leads collaborative, grant-funded initiatives in areas such as program and curriculum development