About the Language Institute
The Language Institute is spearheads collaborative projects and instructional initiatives including:
research studies on foreign language education such as the U.S. Department of Education-funded study to investigate the alignment of postsecondary student goals with the goals of the U.S. Standards for Foreign Language Learning, and a study, with International Academic Programs, to research the long-term impact of study abroad.
the Russian Flagship Program, an undergraduate program that provides opportunities for highlymotivated students of all majors to achieve a professional level of competence in Russian by graduation
acacemic and career advising for undergraduate students and resources for university academic advisors
workshops, bi-weekly brownbags invited lectures on language studies
outeach programs for Wisconsin K-12 students and teachers
course and curriculum development initiatives such as distance, online language courses, including hybrid Chinese courses for high school students, online Chinese courses for business professionals, instructional materials development in languages such as Kazakh, Russian, Persian, Swahili and Uzbek.
The Language Institute is an initiative of the College of Letters & Science, with substantial support from the Division of International Studies.
2013-14 Advisory Committee
Sandra Arfa, English as a Second Language Program
Erlin Barnard, Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
Monika Chavez, Department of German
Karen Evans-Romaine, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature
Margaret Hawkins, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Yoshiko Herrera, Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia; Political Science
Rob Howell, Department of German
Andrew Irving, Department of French and Italian
Aliko Songolo, Department of
African Languages and Literature
Guido Podesta, Division of International Studies
Susan Zaeske, College of Letters and Science