College of Saint Mary’s Center for Transcultural Learning (CTL) responds to the needs of the growing multicultural community in Omaha by offering course that promote professional development, facilitates global awareness, builds cultural capacity and encourages community collaboration.
The Center was founded in 2005, thanks to a grant from Alegent Health Community Benefit Trust. Since its foundation, more than 350 students have been enrolled in different courses offered by CTL. Since 2008, CTL has offered trainings in the Spanish language to American students; English as a Second Language to Saudi Arabian, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Thai and Indonesian students; and interpreting training to American, Sudanese, Thai, Togolese, Somali and Latin American students.
CTL Interpreting courses are geared towards non-degree seeking students. Most of our students work and/or study while taking part in our programs; therefore; most classes are offered in evenings, once a week for three hours. Even though College of Saint Mary is women’s college, male students are admitted to CTL programs as non-degree seeking students and receive academic credit and certificates upon the completion of required courses.
English Language Acquisition
Certificate Program in Interpreting