About the Language Institute

Mission

The Language Institute strengthens the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a leader in language education and research by promoting:

  • excellence in language teaching
  • innovation in the design of effective language programs
  • student success in reaching their professional and personal language learning goals
  • research in second language acquisition (SLA) and related fields, and
  • increased awareness of the value of linguistic diversity, and of language and intercultural learning for all.

In each of these areas, we strive to foster productive collaboration across campus and beyond, exemplifying the Wisconsin Idea.

The Language Institute is an initiative of the College of Letters & Science, with substantial support from The International Division.

The Language Institute: