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About the Language Institute

The Language Institute 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, brownbags, and 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.





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Upcoming Events

Brownbag: Homeland Literacy Learning Under Conditions of Brain Drain: A Case Study of Migrants' Left-behind Family Members in Latvia
Kate Vieira, Department of English
12:00 pm, Wednesday, April 22
254 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive

Workshop for instructors: The Case Scenario Critical Reader: Engaging Students Both In and Outside of the Classroom
Blaire Bundy, Division of Information Technology
2:00-4:00 pm, Friday, April 24
250 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive







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