Center for Language Studies


The mission of the CLS DUG (departmental undergraduate group) is to bring undergraduate language enthusiasts together and to demonstrate the value of language learning to the Brown community.

By hosting lectures, conversation tables, and other special events, the CLS DUG seeks to encourage an appreciation and deeper understanding of language and culture. The CLS DUG is run by undergraduate Language Ambassadors who usually have experience with two or more languages and bring unbridled enthusiasm to all things related to Languages@Brown. They run a variety of events centered around language learning -- quiz bowl, cabaret evenings, game nights, sporting competitions, scavenger hunts and outings.

Additional language groups and other events/initiatives are constantly being developed. To join our general listserv and stay informed about upcoming events, inquire about leadership opportunities or send us your comments and suggestions, email us at