CeLTA has a long-standing partnership with John R King Academic and Performing Arts Academy in Detroit Public Schools. CeLTA staff and affiliates offer language and culture programming on site and summer camps on campus.
In collaboration with the Creativity Exploratory, Senior Andrew Najor designed a research project to better understand how following a recipe in another language can reinforce language skills in second language (L2) learners, specifically imperatives, through task-based learning. The project investigated the effectiveness of L2 cooking tasks on vocabulary retention and culture learning.
As part of a broader College initiative, CeLTA participates in efforts to support of the city's master plan for a sustainable Flint. CeLTA's project, One World, One Day, introduces participating children to different language and cultures and connects their daily lives to those abroad.