The Center for Language Studies

Since 1987, the Center for Language Studies has facilitated contacts and cooperation among faculty with teaching and research interests in second languages. Our mission is to strengthen language study at Brown University through promoting research, developing teaching techniques, courses, programs, and learning resources, and creating new curricular configurations. CLS supports the application of technologies in language learning, promotes the professional development of language faculty and graduate students. Members include teaching faculty from every language department on campus. CLS is the academic home for American Sign Language, Arabic, Catalan, English for International Teaching Assistants, Hindi/Urdu, and Modern Persian. In addition, the Center may sometimes offer non-credit language courses.

For information on other languages taught at Brown, please contact the relevant department. Brown offers the following languages: Akkadian (Egyptology), American Sign Language, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Egyptian (Middle), French, German, Greek (Ancient), Greek (Modern), Haitian Creole, Hebrew (Modern), Hebrew (Biblical), Hindi / Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian (Modern), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish.

Please note: We do not offer translation services.

Special Announcement:

The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that it seeking proposals from its members schools for the organization of a workshop on issues of pedagogy to be held in the fall of 2014 on one of its member campuses. To support this initiative, the CLTL offers funding of up to $5000 in support of the workshop. Proposals must be submitted by a member of the language faculty of one of the member institutions. Joint proposals by more than one institution are particularly welcomed. All proposals will be reviewed by members of the Consortium Board, and one will be selected for funding. Please submit proposals to, by April 25. More information can be found in the attachment.