Language Studies

Since 1987, the Center for Language Studies has facilitated contacts and cooperation among faculty with teaching and research interests in second languages. Our mission is to strengthen language study at Brown University through promoting research, developing teaching techniques, courses, programs, and learning resources, and creating new curricular configurations. CLS supports the application of technologies in language learning, promotes the professional development of language faculty and graduate students. Members include teaching faculty from every language department on campus. CLS is the academic home for American Sign Language, Arabic, Catalan, English for International Teaching Assistants, Hindi/Urdu, and Modern Persian. In addition, the Center may sometimes offer non-credit language courses.

For information on other languages taught at Brown, please contact the relevant department. Brown offers the following languages: Akkadian (Egyptology), American Sign Language, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Egyptian (Middle), French, German, Greek (Ancient), Greek (Modern), Haitian Creole, Hebrew (Modern), Hebrew (Biblical), Hindi / Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian (Modern), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish.

Faculty Administrative Positions

Balci, Ercan, Director of Language Studies

Faculty Positions

Anvar, Iradj, Visiting Lecturer in Language Studies

Balci, Ercan, Senior Lecturer in Language Studies

Christoff, Mirena, Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Language Studies

Faiza, Miled, Senior Lecturer in Language Studies

Gourlay, Barbara, Senior Lecturer in Language Studies

Hassan, Alla, Lecturer in Language Studies

Koul, Ashok, Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Language Studies

Riker, Timothy, Lecturer in Language Studies