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:
- Language teaching faculty
- Teaching Assistants (TA) in your additional language course
- course tutors in the Learning Enrichment and Disability Services (LEADS) Office
- peer tutors in the Writing Center
Of course, there are many excellent resources for additional language practice online. Listed below are just a few of them:
- Ignite Chinese has many ideas, materials and reflections.
- A very popular site for lots of languages, including English is Duolingo.
- Lots of resources in various media forms can be found at French Amis.
- More links and trendy ideas at this French blog site.
- The German Project is a helpful resource for beginners.
- Language and culture resources are easily accessible at this Japanese learning site.
- Russian lessons here!
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.
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.