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Center for Language Studies (CLS)

Intensive Summer Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian

Here at Beloit's Center for Language Studies (CLS) we are committed to you. Whether you come to study Chinese, Japanese, or Russian, our program guarantees immersion - you will live the language as you learn it!

If you are looking for something to do over the summer that will have an impact, at CLS you can be part of a community of highly motivated individuals who come from all over the country and the world with a shared desire to master a language that is critical to U.S. national security and economic development. Our programs are open to high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, working professionals, and adult learners.

No matter where you are coming from or where you plan to go with your study of Chinese, Japanese, or Russian, CLS has a course for you! Whether you are starting from zero and want to get ahead and see significant progress in a short amount of time, or whether you have been studying it for a while and want to blast past that language plateau, here you will find the perfect learning environment to achieve your goals.

What distinguishes Beloit's Center for Language Studies?

  • Live your language dawn 'til duskorigami
  • Stellar teaching
  • Rigorous learning
  • Complete 1 year of language in 7 weeks
  • Earn 8 semester hours of college credit!

Building on 35 years of programming, we excel at helping students build confidence and fluency. Our students consistently report that CLS teachers are the best they have ever had. Our faculty use current and innovative pedagogical approaches to language learning and bring years of experience working with high achieving students. CLS teachers live on campus, eat with students, lead tutoring sessions, and organize cultural events where everybody comes together to have fun!

You will emerge from our program with a deep sense of accomplishment and the ability to speak with native speakers about the things that matter to you.

Learn more about our programs, check the FAQs, contact us if you have any questions, and then start your application!


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