Foreign Language Tutoring

The CLS offers foreign language tutoring for Yale students.  Undergraduate students enrolled in foreign language classes can request free one-on-one tutoring with a CLS Tutor. Any Yale student--whether undergraduate, graduate, or professional--can attend free weekly Chinese, French and Spanish tutoring drop-in sessions.   

Tutoring with a CLS Tutor

Yale undergraduates whose teachers confirm their enrollment in a language course may request a CLS Tutor. This tutoring is available for up to ten hours per semester (CLS Tutors are paid by Yale College). To get things started, complete and submit a Request for Tutoring.

Before you begin the tutoring process, please read the Guidelines for Tutees of CLS Tutors.

Once you have submitted a Request, the tutoring program coordinator will confirm your eligibility for tutoring and assign an appropriate tutor to you.

Drop-in Tutoring Sessions

All members of the Yale community may take advantage of the CLS' weekly, drop-in tutoring sessions. Drop-in sessions are informal opportunities to practice the language and ask questions about usage. 

Drop-in sessions for Fall 2015 will begin the week of September 17 and will run through reading week. All sessions will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in study rooms on the lower level of Bass Library, according to the following schedule:

  • Mondays: Italian (L30C)
  • Mondays: Arabic (L30A)
  • Mondays: Spanish (L30D) -- 6-8 pm
  • Wednesdays: French (L34A)
  • Wednesdays: Chinese (L30D)
  • Wednesdays, German (L30C) -- 6-8 pm
  • Thursdays, Russian (L34B) -- 6-8 pm

Students will meet with tutors on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information, please contact Angie Gleason, the program manager, at 432-2502.