Originally established in 1986, the core mission of the Consortium for Language Teaching & Learning (CLTL) is “to enhance the quality of language teaching and learning on its member campuses, to consolidate and build upon the strengths of the members’ programs, to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for future careers in international scholarship, business, and diplomacy, and to reaffirm and demonstrate the central importance of the study of foreign languages.”

CLTL member institutions include Brown University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Princeton University, and Yale University. In the early years of the Consortium, MIT was an active member, contributing cutting-edge advances in a variety of pedagogical projects and computer assisted language learning (CALL).

MIT, its students, and its instructors also benefited greatly from project support through the Consortium and its annual language pedagogy symposia. Following a period of hiatus from the CLTL after 2009, MIT is pleased to rejoin the Consortium once again and be part of this community of educators.

Many of the pioneering projects and activities undertaken during MIT’s initial period of membership in the Consortium are viewable on our project timeline.

We’re looking forward to a new phase of synergy with the Consortium and its member institutions!