Center for Language Study

Yale Center for Language Study

A unit of the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

The CLS is a place for the language community to share ideas, bridge cultures, and further the study of languages at Yale.


SPEAK assessment

The English Language Program will run a SPEAK assessment on Friday, April 17, at 10:00 a.m. in Dow Hall, Room 100. For information about the SPEAK assessment and to sign up, click here.

Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning

The CLTL is running a competiton to fund a workshop on language pedagogy on one of its member campuses.  The workshop must be proposed by a language lector and be held in the fall of 2015.  Faculty are encouraged to collaborate across member institutions!  For details, click here.  Deadline: 4-10-15.  Submit your proposal to

Language ePortfolios

The CLS supports graduate and undergraduate students who want to showcase their language accomplishments in an ePortfolio.  See how Laurie Lomask and Tanya Romero-Gonzalez present their teaching and research in two stellar examples of how the medium works.  For information about how to create your own ePortfolio, contact Suzanne Young.

Certificate in Second Language Acquisition

The CLS offers a Certificate in Second Language Acquisition designed for Yale graduate students in departments of language & literature to provide a comprehensive training program in SLA and language teaching methodology.


Online Teaching Tools and Resources

Check out our online library of teaching tools, including tools for technology-enhanced tasks and sources for audio and video clips.