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A Practical Way to Learn a Language, and a New Perspective

No matter what you’re studying, there’s no escaping the role of language. It’s just how humans communicate. Yet, there is a generation of students whose experience with language classes consists almost entirely of conversations about a single subject: travel. “Language used to be taught in a contextual vacuum,” explained Deb Reisinger, an associate professor of …

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CLAC in the Washington Post

Professor Deb Reisinger, director of the CLAC program, was quoted in a Washington Post article about teaching classes in other languages. Read the article at the Washington Post website.

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What is CLAC?

The Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) program was founded at Duke in 2013. Duke’s language departments offer a wide array of courses that span the arts, humanities, and the professions. The CLAC program expands upon these offerings by embedding innovative programming in Public Policy, Global Health, Environmental Studies, and Marketing. Hallmarks of our …

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