Center for International Languages & Cultures

Center for International Languages & Cultures

Mission Statement

TROY University (TROY) is an international university that holds its worldwide reach and impact in high regard. TROY strives to provide every student with an international experience through its network of partnerships with universities around the world.

The Center of International Languages and Cultures (CILC) is part of TROY’s global mission. CILC provides education courses that develop language, culture, and critical thinking skills.

The mission of The Center of International Languages and Cultures is to:

  • Train educators to be aware of international contexts, influences, and applications.
  • Instill sensitivity to cross-cultural and diversity issues.
  • Offer programs that enable students to use their language and culture skills effectively in their careers.
  • Promote global cultural awareness through curricular, co-curricular, and international opportunities via language organizations, study abroad trips, international scholarship, etc.
  • Serve as a community resource center on Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and English as a Second Language (ESL), as well as other languages and cultures.
  • Act as a research center for scholars, providing appropriate technologies, systems, and resources for the study of foreign cultures and languages.
  • Serve as a liaison for community organizations, government entities, and corporate partners on cultural and language issues.
  • Champion international cooperation and education through local, national, and international community outreach.  

Troy Language Courses

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Featured News

ms. mao share abt chinese zither

Tea Talk: Virtual Seminar of Chinese Traditional Instuments

On October 21st, 2021, the Center for International Languages and Cultures (CILC) hosted a virtual seminar about traditional Chinese instruments. Ms. Xixi Mao, a guest speaker, introduced various type of Chinese instruments....

troy student showed off her bracelet

Tea Talk: Making Chinese Bracelets

On October 7th, the Center for International Languages and Cultures (CILC) at Troy University held a cultural presentation on making Chinese bracelets....

 

troy student practiced chinese calligraphy

Tea Talk: Chinese Calligraphy

On September 30th, the Center for International Languages and Cultures (CILC) at Troy University held a cultural lecture on Chinese calligraphy. Ms. Pei Lyu, an assistant at CILC, first introduced the history of Chinese calligraphy...

tea ceremony demontration

Tea Talk: Tea Ceremony and Mooncakes (Mid-autumn Festival)

On September 28th, the Chinese Culture Club, hosted by the Center for International Languages and Cultures (CILC), held their second Tea Talk event, which covered the Chinese Tea Ceremony and Mooncakes, to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival...

students enjoyed chinese food

Tea Talk: How to Make Ginger Beef and Dumplings

On September 16th, the Chinese Culture Club hosted by the Center for International Languages and Cultures (CILC) held the first Tea Talk event of the Fall 2021 Semester with the topic of How to make Chinese Ginger Beef and Dumplings. As Chinese cuisine is loved...

elder woman happy with chinese knot

CILC Shares Cultural Activities at Troy Trojans vs Liberty Flames Football Game's Tailgate Event

On September 11th, 2021,  the Center for International Languages and Cultures at Troy University (CILC) hosted a tent at the Veterans Memorial Stadium to share about Chinese culture. Before the game between Troy Trojans vs Liberty Flames, CILC  distributed the leaflet for the Chinese courses....

group picture of a family who presented the chinese caligraphy of their names

CILC Celebrates Troy University's First Football Game of 2021 at Tailgate Terrace

On September 9th, 2021,  the Center for International Languages and Cultures at Troy University (CILC) celebrated TROY's first football game of 2021 at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. Before the game between Troy Trojans vs Southern Jaguars, the Troy community enjoyed various cultural activities at CILC's tailgate tent such as Chinese calligraphy....

middle schoolers presented their paper cutting works

Beginner Mandarin and Culture Course for Youth is Now Opened for Registration

We are happy to announce that our Chinese Language and Culture Class Learning Online Virtual Classroom for Youth course is now open for registration! In our virtual class, we encourage children to learn the Chinese language, which includes Chinese characters, grammar, and speaking through engaging stories and activities. The class is suitable for youth from 6 to 17 years old.

chinese zither

Tea Talk: Fall 2021 Activities Schedule 

Welcome to the Triple C activities. Triple C cultural activities are provided by the Center for International Languages & Cultures (CILC). In ten weeks, we will presenting various aspects of Chinese culture. The events are free and open to the public. The following are the activities for the  Fall Semester of 2021.

the participants tried on chinese costumes

Latter-Day Saint Mutual Youth Group Visited The Chinese Exhibit at JRL Hall

On July 21st, 2021, the Latter-Day Saints Mutual youth group visited the Chinese culture exhibit at Troy University in John Robert Lewis Hall to experience Chinese culture and history. Ms. Chau Bui, the tour guide, introduced the visitors to exhibits related to...

 

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middle schoolers happily showed off their paper cutting

Beginner Mandarin and Culture Course for Youth is Now Opened for Registration

We are happy to announce that our Chinese Language and Culture Class Learning Online Virtual Classroom for Youth course is now open for registration! In our virtual class, we encourage children to learn the Chinese language, which includes Chinese characters, grammar, and speaking through engaging stories and activities. The class is suitable for youth from 6 to 17 years old.

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2021 TROY-STAR Summer Camp Registration Is Officially Open

In response to the enthusiasm of United States citizens to learn another language, we offer this intensive two-week residential Chinese program to high school students from the local areas and across the nation. During our two-week intensive study, students will improve their Chinese language proficiency and learn Chinese culture via our standards-based, student-centered, language-immersed curricula and a wide variety of cultural activities

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