The Centre for Modern Languages (CML) is a diverse department offering 15 Asian and European languages to undergraduate and graduate students. We have a team of full-time and part-time coordinators who design, teach, and administrate the various languages. We also work with professional part-time lecturers to facilitate our tutorials and have several committees that assist in the general development of the CML and its offerings.

CML Learning Outcomes

CML classes follow an​ Outcomes Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) curriculum, with the following learning outcomes for students:
  • Develop all four language skills in the target language; listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Apply the four language skills to authentic situations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of linguistic features of the target language.
  • Contextualise relevant cultural concepts.

CML Mission and Vision

To provide excellent language teaching to reflect the multilingual nature of Nanyang Technological University

Our Mission

The CML’s Mission supports the University’s aim to provide students with a broad and holistic education to be excellent global citizens, while meeting the requirements of future employers. With this in mind, the CML promotes and enhances multilingualism amongst University students and staff by encouraging and supporting language learning for personal, academic and professional purposes. We strive to achieve excellent language education through innovative program design, research-informed teaching and through the use of the latest technologies.

Our Vision
The Centre for Modern Languages reflects the nature of Nanyang Technological University: NTU is not just a multinational university but also a multilingual research and teaching environment. Therefore, the CML fosters and supports collaborative initiatives both within the University and in the community at large to develop and encourage language learning as an essential element not only in a University education, but also as a key skill for lifelong learning in this age of globalisation.