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Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC)

 University of Utah offers students the exciting opportunity to apply their proficiency in a second language to the study of academic content in fields such as Art History, Communication, History, Marketing, Sociology and Political Science.

The CLAC model, which has been successfully implemented at a number of colleges and universities, is built on the premise that knowledge of other languages affords unique access to multiple cultures and their perspectives. Often referred to as intercultural competence, this understanding of different cultures, including one’s own, is critical for students to succeed in today’s global world.


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CLAC Conference 2024About CLAC and the Conference:

This conference is organized by theCultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Consortium andInternational and Area Studies at the University of Utah which includes theAsia Center,Center for Latin American Studies,Middle East Center, and International Studies programs. CLAC is a curricular framework that provides opportunities to develop and apply language and intercultural competence across all academic disciplines through the use of multilingual resources and the inclusion of multiple cultural perspectives. CLAC programs play an important role in education. When integrated languages, cultures and the subject matter simultaneously enrich each other, help learners attain better conceptual clarity, and facilitate acquiring linguistic capabilities through meaningful use of the language and content knowledge (Singh & Greeta, 2021).   

Call for Proposals    Proposal Submission Form


Have questions about CLAC? Interested in creating a CLAC section for your course?

Send any questions you have to the CLAC Coordinator, Sussy I. Alvarez Merino.

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Last Updated: 6/14/24