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Language Resources on Campus and around the Web

Language Learning Resources

Studying in another language -- any other language -- can be a challenge. Whether it's a question about understanding an assignment or a need to express yourself clearly in writing or speaking, we encourage you to ask for help when you need it. Who can you ask? Talk with these people here on campus:

Of course, there are many excellent resources for additional language practice online. Listed below are just a few of them:

Chinese resources

English resources

  • A very popular site for lots of languages, including English is Duolingo.

French resources

  • Lots of resources in various media forms can be found at French Amis.

German resources

Japanese resources

Latin resources

Russian resources

Spanish resources

English as a Second Language (ESL) courses

In the 2018-2019 academic year, Beloit College will offer English as a Second Language courses for non-native English speakers (NNES). These courses help students to improve their writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills. These courses can also help students with the transition to living and studying in the United States by providing information on the liberal arts education system and the diversity of peoples within this country among other cultural topics.

The ESL course description for spring 2019 is available on the Portal. You can direct any questions about this courses to ESL Instructor, Christina Eddington (

Do ESL courses count toward graduation requirements?

Yes, they do. Up to two units of ESL can count toward graduation requirements. Usually these courses meet a writing (W) requirement as well.

Summer Language Learning Opportunities

The Center for Language Studies offers immersion courses each summer in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.