The Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA), housed within the College of Arts and Letters, was formed in August 2008 to assist with the administration and coordination of language offerings, best teaching practices, the sharing of curricula across languages and departments, and to promote service learning and outreach.
The College of Arts and Letters offers over 30 languages, including a robust Less Commonly Taught Languages program, and is home to 10 language-related graduate degrees and 8 language-related undergraduate degrees. Associated with these programs is a broad array of talented faculty members and graduate students with strengths in second language acquisition and language teaching.
CeLTA's programmatic activities serve all language departments on campus and focus on providing support for language teaching and learning, including professional development opportunities, graduate certificates, international teaching internships, co- and extra-curricular activities, models for articulation and integration of language and culture, technology solutions, and language assessment. CeLTA also cuts across colleges through collaborative programming and research, particularly in the area of proficiency. Finally, CeLTA reaches out to the community through its CeLTA Language School.