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.
World language learning for university’s otherwise unable to support these programs.
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.
Top 3 Reasons to Learn World Languages
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.
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.
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.
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.