Language-Learning Resources

Language Courses and Programs

Language Courses
Listing of the more than 30 languages taught at the University.

Language Center
The goal of CLA's Language Center is to enhance second language instruction at the University of Minnesota.

Study Abroad
The University's Learning Abroad Center offers 220 programs in more than 60 countries—many offering language-learning opportunities.

Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Course Offerings
Database of course offerings for more than 300 languages in K-12 and at more than 2,000 colleges and universities in North America.

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture
The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota promotes the study of Chinese language and culture throughout Minnesota through non-credit courses, professional development for language teachers, and an extensive resource library.

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
A National Language Resource Center that coordinates research and programs in assessment, immersion education, culture and language learning, language learning strategies, maximizing study abroad, and much more.

Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Project
Resources to assist teachers and learners of less commonly taught languages.

Resources for Language Teachers
Classroom resources, professional development resources, and resources for study/travel abroad.

Maximizing Study Abroad Guidebooks
A set of publications for students, study abroad program professionals, and language instructors designed to maximize study abroad with materials on language and culture-learning strategies.

Summer Institutes for Language Teachers
Programs for ESL and foreign language teachers, program administrators, curriculum specialists, study abroad program professionals, and others.

English as a Second Language

Minnesota English Language Program
For all international students admitted to the University with TOEFL scores below 213, and all other students interested in acquiring advanced and academic English speaking, listening, read, writing, and grammar skills.

International TA Program
Discipline-specific English language skills for international graduate students planning to serve as teaching assistants in their discipline.

TRiO College English Transitions (CET) Program
Two-semester sequence of courses offered to UMTC freshmen for whom English is not their first language.