is the name given to a family of curricular models through which students
can use their foreign language skills in courses
in other disciplines. It implies the collaboration of foreign languages
faculty with colleagues from other fields. Faculty involved in LAC is
committed to blingualism as a worthy educational goal and to the belief
that multicultural and multilingual approaches to all disciplines not
only are enriching but obligatory in a multicultural and global society.
As many as 40 institutions of all types have developed LAC programs -small
liberal arts colleges, private and public colleges and universities; among
the pioneers are Brown U, U of Connecticut, St. Olaf College, Dickinson
College, Agnes Scott College, among others.
Languages Across the Curriculum