The Center for Language Excellence (CLE) was launched on July 1, 2014, by the College of Arts and Sciences. The creation of CLE enhances support for language instruction across all language programs and departments by providing activities that acknowledge and share best practices, sharpen existing strengths, and provide support to programs with limited capacity to provide a full spectrum of professional development opportunities for their language instructors.

The Center began its professional development workshops for language instructors by organizing its inaugural workshop entitled “Peer Observation of Foreign Language Instruction” on October 8, 2014. CLE continues to offer a series of workshops and encourages all language instructors to participate in these workshops and other activities that the Center organizes. We are looking forward to continuing working with all campus units that support language teaching and learning opportunities.

Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.  

Rita Mae Brown, an American writer, activist, and feminist