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 Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish tutoring drop-in sessions.   Please note that the Tutoring Program will operate remotely starting March 23d until the end of the spring semester.

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 (Note: you must be on the Yale network to connect to this link).

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 the remainder of the spring term will continue to operate remotely and will run through reading week.  All sessions will be held via Zoom according to the following schedule. Please note: all times are EST times. To join the drop in sessions please visit this page for Zoom Meeting IDs.

Arabic Wednesdays (will start the week of March 30th) 7:00 - 9:00 PM


5:30 - 7:30 PM



7:00 - 9:00 PM



3:00 - 5:00 PM

Italian Tuesdays  4:00 - 6:00 PM



7:00 - 9:00 PM



7:30 - 9:30 PM

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

For further information, please contact Minjin Hashbat.