What is CLAC?
The CLAC movement intends to make global competence a reality for students and to create alliances among educators to share practices and methods for incorporating an international dimension in curricula, and, more generally, to achieve internationalization goals. General principles of CLAC include:
- A focus on communication and content;
- An emphasis on developing meaningful content-focused language use outside traditional language classes;
- An approach to language use and cross-cultural skills as a means for the achievement of global intellectual synthesis, in which students learn to combine and interpret knowledge produced in other languages and in other cultures.
- Within this large framework, CLAC can take many forms, depending on specific content and curricular goals within a discipline or institution. For more information on CLAC, visit the CLAC Consortium website: http://clacconsortium.org/