Center for Languages & International Collaboration
The Center for Languages and International Collaboration, or CLIC, provides curricular support, programming and events, and community outreach in support of teaching and learning of world languages and cultures. The center has resources and spaces available to further this goal and is a collaborative partner with the faculty and staff of the College of Arts & Sciences.
More than ever, college graduates must develop competencies to work and live in a global environment. Our alumni and future leaders must not only be able to speak with their global neighbors, but to communicate with them effectively and with confidence.
Best practices of language education indicate that such cultural competencies cannot be achieved by memorizing vocabulary. Instead, students must engage with language and culture. Advanced technology makes that engagement with people around the world possible, even from a small university in Oregon.