Alternative Language Study Options

Wesleyan's Alternative Language Study Options Program (ALSOP) expands the range of language and cultural opportunities available to the Wesleyan community in the classroom and beyond, reflecting and fostering Wesleyan's commitment to diversity.

Through this program, instruction in these Less Commonly Taught Languages is offered through standard courses and the Supervised Independent Language Program (SILP), which allows students to work independently under the supervision of an instructor and with the assistance of a native-speaker, leveraging a variety of textual and media resources.

ALSOP courses are offered under the LANG (Language) designation, usually year-long, and may be used as preparation for focused study abroad, in support of academic or professional interests, or to fulfill more personal goals. Courses offered through this program include two sections of Beginning American Sign Language I and II, Intermediate American Sign language and Current Issues, Modern Greek, Tamazight and Swahili.

Contact Information:

Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret, Coordinator: (860) 685-2560 / eparis@wesleyan.edu
Jennifer Collingwood, Administrative Assistant: (860) 685-3661 / jcollingwood@wesleyan.edu