Language, Teaching & Learning
The University of Arizona offers courses in 36 different languages representing most of the world's language groups, including Native American languages. The languages are taught in classrooms as well as in self-study contexts. There's a language and a teaching method to suit all your needs.
The University of Arizona is also home to important language learning resources: two national centers, the National Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) and the National Center for Interpretation (NCI) as well as Partnerships Across Languages (PAL) that brings together language teachers from across Southern Arizona.
Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL)
The mission of CERCLL is to support the educational community and the nation by providing resources and research focused on culture, language and literacy in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs). It serves as a unique local, regional, and national resource for scholars, academic professionals, teachers and others interested in improving our nation's capacity to deliver high-quality, pedagogically-sound, and cost-effective instruction in foreign languages.
National Center for Interpretation (NCI)
The NCI is the country’s major repository for the theoretical and practical aspects of specialized interpretation, its cognitive underpinnings, its ethical parameters, its best practice, its assessment, and the policy that guides it. The NCI is committed to using this knowledge in support of its community - local, national and international - to ensure equal access to both civil rights and social services for all limited- and non-English members of the community, as it has for over 20 years.
Partnerships Across Languages (PAL)
The Partnership Across Languages invites you to participate in an ongoing dialog about teaching and learning second languages in Southern Arizona.