The Language Flagship Program

The UW-Madison Russian Flagship is funded by The Language Flagship, a major component of the National Security Education Program in the U.S. Department of Defense. 

Watch a video about the goals of The Language Flagship.

The Language Flagship leads the nation in designing, supporting, and implementing a new paradigm for advanced language education. Through an innovative partnership among the federal government, education, and business, The Language Flagship prepares undergraduate students of all majors to take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a Superior level of fluency in one of many languages critical to U.S. competitiveness and security. Currently funded programs are in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Swahili, Turkish, and Russian.

Language Flagship programs offer undergraduate students intensive language instruction to enhance their academic degrees through the achievement of Superior-level language proficiency and cultural competence. All Language Flagship Programs include periods of rigorous language and cultural immersion at Overseas Flagship Centers. The Language Flagship also funds a select number of K–12 programs designed to provide an articulated path of language instruction for students from elementary school through college.

Learn more about The Language Flagship.

The UW-Madison Russian Flagship is a collaborative initiative of the UW-Madison Department of Slavic Languages and Literature  and the Language Institute, with the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, and the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition
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