Though dozens of different languages may be spoken in homes and workplaces around Hawaii, English is the lingua franca. Language in Hawai`i is often the topic of discussion and concern in the media, in political arenas, and certainly in schools at all levels. The Certificate in Culture and Language Learning (CCLL) examines not only the relationship between language and culture but strives to augment the knowledge and teaching skills of the student seeking to know more about English as one of the languages most spoken around the world. Particularly relevant to majors in Social Work, Communication (Speech, Theater, Visual Communication), Human Services, Journalism, Literature, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Science, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC),Council on Social Work Education (CSWE),National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission