Welcome to Brown's Center for Language Studies (CLS)

What Languages Can I Learn at Brown? 

Learn what languages are offered at Brown and find out about placement options.

Can I Start Learning a Language at Brown?

 Yes, we offer 25 languages at Brown.

What Level Am I?

You can find out about placement options here.


Since 1987, the Center for Language Studies (CLS) has worked to strengthen language study at Brown University. By promoting research on language pedagogy and developing and sharing teaching techniques, courses, programs, and learning resources, CLS strives to facilitate communication among language faculty at Brown, and to encourage students to pursue the innovative language-learning opportunities Brown makes available. CLS houses the Language Resource Center and affiliates include language faculty from every language department on campus.