Moving the study, practice and use of foreign languages beyond the walls of the classroom is an important part of foreign language study at Connecticut College.

Established during the 2008-2009 academic year, the Language Fellows program allows advanced-level language students and international students to design and run co-curricular and extracurricular events in several foreign languages. The languages include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, ancient Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Japanese and Russian.

The Language Fellows provide opportunities for linguistic and cultural learning both on and off campus.

The Language Fellows plan campus events both by department and as a group. Here is a sampling of recent events organized by the Fellows:

  • “World Cup” soccer tournament between the language departments (all Fellows)
  • Desserts Across Cultures (all Fellows)
  • International Poetry Night (all Fellows)
  • AIDS in China: an activist’s perspective (Chinese Fellows)
  • Cheese and wine night (French Fellows)
  • Pizza making workshop (Italian Fellows)
  • German Bierkkultur beer and food tasting (German Fellows)
  • Viewings of Spanish Premier League football games (Spanish Fellows)
  • Sushi-making workshop (Japanese Fellows)
  • Russian sauna culture: trip to New York City (Russian Fellows)
  • Greek and Latin Vocabulary Challenge (Latin Fellows)

To support instruction in the College's foreign language courses, the Language Fellows also provide opportunities for conversational practice in Knowlton Language House.

Interested in becoming a Language Fellow?

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are proficient in and enthusiastic about a second language may apply to become Language Fellows. All inquiries regarding the application process and the fellows program should be sent to program coordinator, Laura Little, llittle@conncoll.edu.