Polytechnic University of the Philippines


The CLL envisions the development of a pool of graduates who are globally competent in language/s, linguistics, instructional arts, research, and ICT (information and communication technology) and who will be leaders/prime movers dedicated to serve the university stakeholders, the country, and the international community.


In conformance with the PUP vision, the CLL commits itself to provide all opportunities that will help the students develop a high level of competence in the following areas: language learning and teaching, linguistics, research, extension, community service, production, local and international linkage forging, and stakeholder empowerment.

Goals and Objectives

To prepare students for the global demands of the changing times, the College strives to achieve the following goals and objectives:

  • Proficiency in language learning and teaching
    • To equip students with the needed knowledge and skills, including the use of networked technologies, for the development of their proficiency in language learning and teaching;
    • To enhance students' receptive and active communication skills and stimulate their creative and effective expression of ideas;
  •  Competence in linguistics
    • To promote the study and use of Filipino and other Philippine languages, English and other international languages through systematized learning and research;
  •  Excellence in research
    • To provide students with significant experiences in analyzing, synthesizing, and utilizing effective approaches to various human problems and in marshalling relevant information on any given topic or problem particularly in language learning and teaching;
  •  Responsiveness in extension service
    • To assist students to utilize facts or information as responsibly and effectively as possible in activities or undertakings related to any field - education, mass media, the social sciences, the arts, the physical sciences, business, and industry;
  • Commitment to community service
    • To inculcate in the students nationalistic, humanistic, cultural, moral, aesthetic, and spiritual value judgments necessary for their roles as leaders and prime movers of the country and the international community;
  • Production of quality materials
    • To write relevant instructional materials that meet national and international standards;
  •  Establishment of local and international linkages
    • To build and maintain bonds and associations with local and international organizations and institutions; and
  •  Empowerment of stakeholders
    • To provide activities and programs that will enhance stakeholder participation and cooperation.


  • Provide undergraduate programs in English, Filipino, Filipinology and Applied Linguistics;
  • Offer post-baccalaureate programs in translation, teaching Filipino, and teaching English to speakers of other languages;
  • Administer language-training and short-term certificate programs;
  • Undertake research in linguistics (applied, descriptive, comparative, historical) and in Filipinology;
  • Exercise educational leadership and management of its various curricula;
  • Recommend academic policies and assume responsibilities for implementing existing ones in the college;
  • Assist in the development of new curricula relevant to societal and development needs;
  • Formulate and initiate programs for the professional growth and development of faculty members of the college;
  • Supervise student curricular and co-curricular activities;
  • Enforce admission, retention and graduate requirements;
  • Encourage research, production and extension among faculty members;
  • Recommend support for viable projects and extension work among faculty members;
  • Assist other colleges by providing instruction in service subjects and
  • Provide technical and professional assistance/service to the community.