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.   

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 Spring 2020 will start after shopping period ends and will run through reading week. All sessions will be held in study rooms on the lower level of Bass Library, according to the following schedule:



Bass L30D

5:30 - 7:30 PM


Wednesdays (starts January 29)

Bass L30D

7:00 - 9:00 PM



(No drop in on March 25, April 1 and 8)

Bass L30B

7:45 - 9:45 PM




Bass L30B


4:00 - 6:00 PM  




Bass L30D

7:00 - 9:00 PM



Bass L06B

7:30 -9:30 PM

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

For further information, please contact Minjin Hashbat.