Many Wesleyan students study or intern abroad in countries whose languages are not regularly taught at Wesleyan. Those students are strongly urged to petition to receive partial-credit for instruction in the relevant language, both prior to and following their experience abroad, through one of the following modalities. 


Students enrolled in the Self-Instructional Language Program (SILP) learn a language working independently, in collaboration with a native speaker and using texts and resources available in the FCGS. The syllabus and course materials will be developed in consultation with the FCGS staff. 

For more information, make an appointment with Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret, Director of Language Resources and Technology (


Mango Languages affords the entire Wesleyan community – students, faculty, staff, and alumni—the opportunity to be introduced to the over 70 world languages offered through this online resource. Anyone can create an account and begin to learn a language at any time for FREE!



Take a Mango Language course for a ¼ credit:

Students can take a Mango Language course during the fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters with no extra tuition cost. Students looking to receive quarter-credit through Mango Languages must meet these two criteria:
  1. the language has to be a Less Commonly Taught Language that is not available on campus
  2. the purpose of learning the language is for studying abroad, applying to a fellowship or internship, relearning a heritage language, and/or for professional development in a career field

How to get started:

The “getting started” procedure includes signing an add/drop form to submit to the Registrar’s Office; creating a log-in account with Mango Languages in order to access the language courses; and creating a Moodle class for the specific language requested. Each Mango lesson takes about 10 hours to complete and 20 hours of Moodle assignments. 
View instructions on How To Get Started


For Study Abroad:

Mango Languages offers a head start to students interested in studying abroad in a country whose language is not taught at Wesleyan (i.e. Danish). Students must understand that this is an introductory course to help you familiarize yourself with the language before arriving at your study abroad site. You will learn basic greetings, how to count in the target language, and how to pronounce certain words/phrases. You will continue to the learn the target language once you are abroad where your classes will be more tailored to your specific regions.

Contact Kia Lor, Assistant Director of Language and Intercultural Learning ( in person or via email, if you want to learn a specific language.