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:

Symposium: 'Who Owns Content? Issues in Content-Based Instruction'

The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning will be sponsoring 'Who Owns Content? Issues in Content-Based Instruction' - a symposiu hosted by the Language Resource Center at Cornell University. The sypmosium will be open to all interested in content-based instruction in foreign languages in higher educaiton.

Friday, October 3rd 4:30pm to 7pm

Saturday October 4th 8am to 3pm

For the agenda and further details, see the website.

As the symposium is fully funded by the CLTL, there will be no registration fee. Write to Dick Feldman at to register.