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 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, English for International Teaching Assistants, Haitian Creole, Hindi/Urdu, Persian, The Theory and Practice of Foreign Language Learning and Teaching and Turkish. The Center is also offering Swahili as a non-credit course this semester.  To learn more about the languages at Brown and the units they are housed in, click on the links below:

Department of ClassicsAncient GreekLatinModern GreekSanskrit

Department of East Asian StudiesChineseJapaneseKorean

Department of Egyptology and AssyriologyAkkadianEgyptian Heiroglyphic Writing

Department of French StudiesFrench

Department of German StudiesGermanSwedish

Department of Hispanic StudiesSpanish

Department of Italian StudiesItalian

Department of Portuguese and Brazilian StudiesPortuguese

Department of Slavic StudiesCzechPolishRussian

Judaic Studies ProgramHebrew