Center for Language and Learning
|Mission | Research | Faculty | Model Programs|
|Housed in the Department of Speech, Language and hearing Sciences, the Center for Language and Learning (CLL) is a research and development center that conducts research into the nature of oral and written learning disabilities in first and second languages and their effect on first and second language acquisition. It focuses upon the development of model programs for students with learning disabilities. The CLL runs the nationally known Modified Foreign Language Program, a curricular accommodation in the foreign languages for college students with LD’s. The CLL faculty represent a number of disciplines, including speech and language pathology, special education, and foreign languages.
Mission Statement The mission of the Center for Language and Learning is to advise and assist undergraduate student at the University of Colorado in meeting the foreign language requirement for the baccalaureate degree. The Center develops and implements model programs for student with language and learning disabilities that are disseminated nationally and internationally. The Center conducts research to advance our understanding of language and learning disabilities and second language acquisition. It fosters interdisciplinary collaborative research and offers basic and applied research and training opportunities for instructional faculty and students. If you would like to obtain a Professional Certificate in Modified Foreign Language Instruction for Students with Language Learning Disabilities, visit our on-line program website.
Workshop for K-12 Colorado Educators in Modified Foreign Language Instruction
This one-day workshop, generously supported by the CU-Boulder Outreach Committee, is directed to foreign language teachers at the secondary level of education and focuses on increasing the understanding of the underlying cognitive deficits associated with foreign language learning difficulties, methods for identifying potential “at-risk” students, and specific teaching methodologies that have supported “at-risk” learners at the University of Colorado, Boulder, for the past twenty years.