The Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication has two curricular goals:
1.The development of the instrumental ability to function effectively in a second language social situation, and
2.The development of analytical ability to understand how formal and functional aspects of language help us develop conceptual models of cultural institutions, social groups, culture, and communication in general.
The broadening of the mission of the former CSL (Center for the Study of Languages) prompted us to change the name of our Center (CLIC). The new name highlights our focus on a broad, ambitious educational agenda: the acquisition of critical language awareness through the study and development of a high level of competence in a second language.
News & Events
- Rice-in-China Summer Study Abroad Program
- New Vision & Mission Statement - objectives
- Lectures by our visiting scholar for Fall 13, Josep Ballarin
- Dynamics of Linguistic Interaction in Ecosystems
with Minority Languages: Andorra, a Singular Case
(video presentation from 9/19/2013)
- Bilingual Education Programs in Catalonia (Spain):
An Integrative Model
(video presentation from 10/21/2013)