Centers, Institutes, Labs, & Programs

  • CBR Center for Biographical Research The Center for Biographical Research is dedicated to the interdisciplinary and multicultural study of life writing. CBR programs include teaching, publication, and outreach activities.
  • CITS Center for Interpretation & Translation Studies The Center for Interpretation and Translation Studies provides training in translation and interpretation, and offers undergraduate courses and a six-week intensive training program.
  • CLT Center for Language & Technology The Center for Language & Technology provides support for the integration of technology into instruction and research in the curriculum of the College of LLL.
  • CSLR Center for Second Language Research The Center for Second Language Research provides assistance securing extramural funding for Second Language Studies research on learning, teaching, and reviving languages.
  • ELI English Language Institute The English Language Institute provides English instruction for university students who do not speak English as a native language in order to facilitate their academic studies.
  • HELP Hawai‘i English Language Program The Hawai’i English Language Program is an intensive English language program run by the Department of Second Language Studies to train students for academic-level study.
  • KLFC Korean Language Flagship Center The Korean Language Flagship Center is dedicated to the only federally funded program in the U.S. to cultivate Korean specialists with professional-level proficiency in Korean, including BA, MA, and Certificate tracks.
  • LAE Language Analysis & Experimentation Laboratories The Language Analysis and Experimentation Labs are a research and teaching facility dedicated to human language and cognitive mechanisms responsible for it.
  • LDTC Language Documentation Training Center The Language Documentation Training Center helps native speakers of underdocumented languages document their languages through workshops on language documentation techniques and issues.
  • NFLRC National Foreign Language Resource Center The National Foreign Language Resource Center is one of only fifteen federally funded centers in the U.S. dedicated to improving the learning and teaching of languages, focusing primarily on the less commonly taught languages of Asia and the Pacific.
  • SATO Center for Pidgin, Creole, & Dialect Studies The Sato Center is dedicated to research on pidgin and creole languages, as well as stigmatized dialects, with a focus on research that can benefit speakers of such varieties.