Center for Language Studies

Center for Language Studies

The Center for Language Studies fosters a community of like-minded individuals interested in researching and exploring other cultures in a way that is only possible through a deep knowledge of the language of these cultures.

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Interested in languages? Do you teach a language? Research other cultures? Do you want to learn a new language? Continue with one you already know? Wondering how and why? Whether you're an undergrad, graduate student or faculty, you've come to the right place.

Brown’s Center for Language Studies (CLS) was established in 1987 to support the teaching and learning of modern languages by Brown's lecture-track faculty. In 2019, the Center became central to the University's initiative to renew and strengthen language departments at Brown. Nowadays, you will find all ranks of faculty collaborating and innovating side-by-side with graduate students.
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World Languages and Cultures (WLC) offers a variety of languages including American Sign Language, Arabic, English for International Teaching Assistants, Hindi, Nahuatl, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu and Yoruba.
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All undergraduates, graduate students and faculty interested in languages find community and support at the Center for Language Studies.
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CLS sponsors and promotes events for all members of the Brown community interested in languages.
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Students hoping to study a language with which they have some familiarity - whether through formal classroom study, significant exposure to the language through extended stay abroad or use in your family - are invited to take a language placement test.
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Regardless of what field you may want to pursue, or concentration, whether it’s in the STEM field or humanities, always having the study of a second language and literature and culture as part of your portfolio can only help.

Richard M. Locke Provost, Brown University
 
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