Welcome to the World of Languages

The mission of the Council on Language Instruction (CLI) is to enhance and streamline language instruction across departments and to encourage and support the professional development of language instructors.


Now Accepting Nominations for the Council on Language Instruction’s Excellence in Foreign Language Teaching Award: 

The Council on Language Instruction (CLI) seeks nominations for its Excellence in Foreign Language Teaching Award.  The recipient of this award will be selected spring 2014.  The winner will receive $2000.  The award recipient will later conduct an invited workshop highlighting aspects of her/ his excellence in teaching at a CLI-sponsored event.

All nominations due: May 5, 2014

Complete Application Information

Contact John Paluch with questions.

Announcing the 2014 Language Symposium:

Bridges to Everywhere: Language Learning Collaborations”
Keynote: Fernando Rubio (University of Utah)
Where: University of Chicago
When: April 25-26

For the promotional code for Northwestern faculty attendees or any other relevant questions, please contact:
Elena Lanza: e-lanza@northwestern.ed or 
Daniela Pozzi Pavan: d-pavan@northwestern.edu Please see here for details. 

Funding Deadlines:

Please make a note of the 2013/2014 Funding Application Deadlines for language faculty. Requests must be submitted to chairs.

Summer Requests: Friday, April 25, 2014

(Faculty members may apply for support for any subsequent quarter. For example, it is possible, and highly encouraged, to apply for funding of a winter, spring or summer project in the fall. For more information, consult the professional development site of the CLI.)
Uhuru Park, Nairobi by Ingrid Zeller
Uhuru Park, Nairobi. Arthur Buliva

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