About the Center for Language Studies

The Center for Language Studies is the hub for the teaching and learning of languages at Brown. Each year we sponsor an array of events including language tables and open hours for undergraduates as well as workshops, lectures, colloquia and conferences for faculty and graduate students. We coordinate orientation sessions for new graduate student TAs, language placement testing, and advising for self-study in less commonly taught languages. CLS assists its members in applying for grants to conduct research into second language acquisition, to incorporate curricular innovations and creative teaching approaches, to develop innovative teaching materials, and to adapt existing and emerging technologies. The Center functions as the University liaison to the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning, which facilitates contacts between faculty at its member institutions, provides funds for projects, and convenes workshops and conferences on topics pertinent to the profession.