The UW System Collaborative Language Program (CLP) was established in January of 1998 to provide critical language instruction to university campuses otherwise unable to support these offerings. Since the program’s inception, we have had a wide array of partners from Universities all over Wisconsin. Here are some of the things they have to say about us.

“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.

CLP allowed us to stabilize, expand, and improve the quality of our Japanese language courses. In addition to a minor in Asian Studies, we now also offer a major in Japanese Studies (in collaboration with UW-Oshkosh) and a minor in Japanese. Without our involvement in CLP, we would not have had sufficient enrollment to justify offering Arabic courses. Our ability to offer Arabic is an important factor in the current discussions about the development of a minor or a certificate in Middle Eastern Studies. We are now in the process of developing a travel study to Jordan and the Middle East.

Mary Pinkerton, College of Letters & Sciences Dean, UW Whitewater.

“UW Oshkosh’s participation in CLP has had a profound and positive impact on the study of foreign languages on our campus by making courses in less commonly taught languages available to our students.”

Elizabeth Wade-Sirabian, Foreign Languages Department Chair, UW Oshkosh.

“Our participation in CLP has been integral to our ability to create an Asian Studies minor, with a requirement of two years of either Japanese or Chinese language.”

Kristine Butler, Department of Modern Languages, UW River Falls.