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Helping Students Build World Language Fluency for Over Two Decades

Learning a language prepares students for life and career through building social-cross cultural skills, problem solving and critical thinking, flexibility and adaptability, collaboration, and the ability to communicate among other soft skills.

Benefits of the Collaborative Language Program

No Hidden Costs for Students

No hidden costs for students.

All our courses are fully accredited by the student’s home institution

World language learning for university’s otherwise unable to support these programs.

Hybrid learning environment

CLP uses a variety of blended and online learning models that integrate today’s emerging technology tools.

Specializing in languages identified as critical to US security and the economy.

CLP courses average over 70% retention from semester to semester, higher than the national average for these languages.

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Top 3 Reasons to Learn World Languages

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Advance Your Career

The demand for bilingual professionals is rising exponentially. U.S. job postings specifically geared toward bilingual candidates have more than doubled in the past decade.

New American Economy, Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market, March 2017, p.2.

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See the World

Traveling as a speaker of the local language can revolutionize a trip abroad. While monolingual travelers are capable of visiting the same places, travelers who know more than one language are more easily able to navigate outside the tourist bubble and to connect and interact with the place and its people in a way that is often inaccessible to those without the language.

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Feed Your Brain

People who speak two or more languages have significantly better overall cognitive abilities than those who speak only one. This includes increased memory, improved problem-solving, critical thinking, and planning skills, as well as an improved ability to multi-task. Your brain is being challenged to switch between languages, as well as to receive input in multiple forms and negotiate meaning.

Learn A Language with Us

The Collaborative Language Program offers multiple courses in each of these languages. Some collaborations provide six or more semesters of a language.

Arabic
Chinese
French
German
Hmong
Japanese
Russian

What Our Partners Have To Say…

CLP has enabled us to offer Arabic to our students and it is the principal language for students in our Middle East Studies minor and CLP has allowed us to expand our offerings in Hmong 101 and 102.

Carter Smith, Department of Languages Chair, UW Eau Claire

Become A Partner

Interested in diversifying your language department? Want to offer additional opportunities to your students beyond what your current institution can afford?

CLP serves approximately 400 students per semester and works collaboratively with several higher education institutions within and beyond Wisconsin. We are continually seeking additional partnerships to further expand opportunities to today’s learners.