Language Tutoring

The CLS offers language tutoring for Yale students.  Undergraduate students enrolled in language classes during the academic year can request free one-on-one tutoring with a CLS Tutor.  Any Yale student - whether undergraduate, graduate, or professional - can attend free weekly American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish tutoring drop-in sessions. 


Tutoring with a CLS Tutor

Yale undergraduate students enrolled in a language course may request a CLS Tutor.  This tutoring is available for up to ten hours per semester.  To get things started, complete and submit a Request for Tutoring here.  (Please note that the last day students can request tutoring is April 10.) For any questions related to tutoring, please contact David Ortega or Elizabeth Johnston.

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 Tutoring Hours are held in person and/or remotely, via Zoom.  Please check this page to access the Zoom meetings for the drop-in hours (if remote option is available). Drop-in tutoring sessions meet on the following schedule this spring term and will end on April 26:


Fridays 4:00 - 6:00 PM  

Bass L34B

American Sign Language Thursdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM  Poorvu Center Lobby (outside 118A)


Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Bass L34B 


Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM 

Bass L03


Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30 PM

HQ 133

Italian  Thursdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM  Bass L34D


Mondays 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Bass L30C


Mondays 4:00 - 6:00 PM  HQ 309

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

For further information, please contact David Ortega or Elizabeth Johnston.