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, English for International Teaching Assistants, Haitian Creole, Hindi/Urdu, Persian and Turkish. The Center is also offering Swahili as a non-credit course this semester.

Check out our Facebook page for events and announcements. To learn more about the languages at Brown and the units they are housed in, click on one of the links below:

Department of Classics

Department of East Asian Studies

Department of Egyptology and Assyriology

Department of French Studies

Department of German Studies

Department of Hispanic Studies

Department of Italian Studies

Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

Department of Slavic Studies 

Judaic Studies Program