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Center for Language Studies


Student or professional: CLS can help you learn a language.

Students in CLS programs can study Japanese, Chinese, or Russian.

Center for Language Studies (CLS) offers you the opportunity to become fluent in a critical language without leaving the country. Our rigorous immersion programs are ideal for students and professionals who want to make remarkable progress in a short period of time. Study Chinese, Japanese, or Russian with CLS!

Summer Language Program

Join a community of students from around the country and the world who seek fluency in languages critical to national security.

Learn More about the CLS summer language program

Professional Language Training

Continuing your education or maintain their language skills through courses made for professionals: evenings, wherever you are.

Learn More about CLS professional language training

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