The mission of CLIC is to strengthen and advance language teaching by providing opportunities for collaboration and professional development related to language pedagogy and program management, and to promote language learning on campus and beyond.

Among the events that CLIC organizes are virtual and on-campus workshops for language educators, webinars on current trends in language pedagogy, an annual Language Teaching Share Fair, and career workshops for graduate students interested in language teaching or program management positions. Every summer and winter, CLIC offers low-cost intensive language classes open to the public through the Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program (IFLIP).