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 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 (Note: you must be on the Yale network to connect to this link or, if you are not on campus, use a secure VPN connection the software for which can be downloaded here:

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). Please note drop-in tutoring sessions begin January 18th.

Arabic (in person) - starting Jan. 27

Fridays  4:00-6:00 PM

in Bass L30C

American Sign Language (in person) Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 PM Poorvu Center

Chinese (zoom)

Fridays 6:00 - 8:00 PM

via Zoom

French (zoom)


Thursdays 4:00-6:00 PM


via Zoom




Italian (in person) Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Bass Library Cafe

Russian (in person and zoom)

Thursdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM 

in Bass L30B and zoom

Spanish (in person)

Sundays 4:00-6:00 PM at Bass Library Cafe

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

For further information, please contact Minjin Hashbat.