Center for Language Studies

Resources for Graduate Students

The CLS prioritizes the success of graduate students in all language departments during their time at Brown and beyond. Students are encouraged to participate in technology, pedagogy and professionalization workshops and to enroll in the CLS doctoral certificate - La Peace. The CLS creates a community for language graduate students starting with the annual fall orientation, continuing with monthly workshops and social events and by offering expanded opportunities through the certificate and proctorships. 

CLS offers regular lectures, workshops and reading groups for faculty and graduate student professional development. By promoting research on language pedagogy and offering programming relating to the teaching and learning of languages, CLS helps to facilitate communication among language faculty at Brown and to encourage students to pursue the innovative language-learning opportunities Brown makes available.

Careers for Modern Language Ph.D.s - Preparing now for the future

Our in-house workshops focus on preparation for teaching languages now and for jobs in the academy. CLS works with the Sheridan Center and Digital Learning and Design to help students in modern languages find resources they need. We liaise with professional organizations and the Career Lab to bring more perspectives as we support graduate students.

Language Study for Graduate Students

Do you need to read, understand or speak languages for your professional career?

students in hallwayGraduate Students may enroll in language courses at any level. Please confer with your departmental DGS and reach out to the individual instructor for more information concerning placement and registration.

Brown offers courses appropriated for graduate students that target second language reading skills. Please refer to for such courses for Ancient Egyptian, German, Persian, French and Polish.

Graduate Students may in certain circumstances take language courses not offered at Brown at other IvyPlus institutions as part of the Exchange Scholar Program.

Please contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,, who is the Brown contact for this program.