Center for Language Study

Yale Center for Language Study

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


"Heritage meets heritage" project is featured in the YDN

Language faculty from Spanish, Korean, Russian, and Modern Greek discuss their "heritage meets heritage" project aimed at building community among heritage learners.  See the Yale Daily News article.

Faculty initiative offers language teaching to elementary schoolers

German and Arabic faculty are working with Yale students to offer language instruction to school children in New Haven.  See the profile of this exciting program in the Yale Daily News.

Foreign Language Drop-in Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring sessions are held in Bass Library and are open to anyone in the Yale community.  Come practice your language skills!

Russian Sunday Bass L30B 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Arabic Monday Bass L30A 8:00-10:00 p.m.
French Tuesday Bass L30A 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Spanish Wednesday Bass L34A 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Chinese Wednesday Bass L30D 7:00-9:00 p.m.
German Wednesday Bass L30C 7:30-9:30 p.m.

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 Vincent Cangiano.

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.