LLC recognizes the value partners add to the delivery of strategic objectives of language learning. Many language programs have been established interdisciplinary, across different schools within Tulane universities, organizations across New Orleans, the United States, and the rest of the world. LLC seeks to establish relationships between a wide variety of subject areas to develop into outstanding opportunities, events and projects for our language students, staff and people living in the city of New Orleans.


The Chinese program has a telecollaboration with the Chinese Literature Department and School and Liberal Arts at National Cheng Kung (NCKU) in Taiwan. Students in the Chinese program meet virtually with the NCKU students for a Chinese- English Language Exchange Partner Program. For more information about the program, please contact Lin Zhu

Indigenous Languages

The Indigenous languages program has a Tunica Language summer course in collaboration with the Tunica Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana in the Language and Culture Revitalization Program. The summer course has a service-learning component.

Dr. Judith Maxwell works with the Kaqchikel community in Guatemala. She also works with 22 Mayan through language communities of Guatemala and the Ministerio de Educación at the Academia de las Lenguas Mayas de Guatemala. For more information about the program, please contact Judith Maxwell


SPAN2030 telecollaboration partners:

Universidad Autónoma de Hidalgo (México)
(since Spring 2023)

Community Partnerships:

  • Las Sierras program, a high school transition program for recently arrived migrant youth to transition into the US high school system.
  • The Spanish program also worked with Friends of the Cabildo’s Spanish Language Heritage Program translating documents.
  • The Louisiana Language Access Coalition (LLAC)

    The Spanish language Program has a long-standing relationship with the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans for ESL courses. The Spanish language program CCANO is part of the Immigration and Refugee Services department. We support their adult ESL and Family Literacy programming. Please let me know if you need anything else.

  • Puentes New Orleans, a non-profit that serves Latinx youth.
    For more information about the program, please contact Angela Ramirez


PORTulane telecollaboration partners:

  • UNESP-Assis
    Universidade Estadual de São Paulo (Assis campus)
    (since Fall 2015)

  • URCA
    Universidade Regional do Ceará
    (since Spring 2020)

  • Universidade Eduardo Mondlane Faculty of Medicine, Maputo, Mozambique
    (since Spring 2023)

PORTulane community partnerships:

  • Home is Where the Heart Is
  • Capoeira NOLA
  • Catholic Charities

Portuguese program service-learning partnerships with:

  • UNESP-Assis
  • UNESP-Araraquara
  • UNESP-Rio Preto
  • URCA
  • Capoeira New Orleans

For more information about the program, please contact Megwen Loveless