Alternative Language Study Options

The Less Commonly Taught Languages Program 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.

Instruction in the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) is offered through standard courses and the Self-Instructional Language Program (SILP), which allows students to work independently under the supervision of an instructor and with the assistance of a native-speaker, using a variety of textual and media resources.

LCTL 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 interests, or to fulfill more personal goals. Currently, two sections of beginning American Sign Language I and II and a third semester course are offered each year.

Contact Information:

Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret, Coordinator: (860) 685-2560 /
Jennifer Collingwood, Administrative Assistant: (860) 685-3661 /