Alternate Language Study Option (ALSO)

The ALSO program offers students the opportunity to learn a language through a combination of self-instruction and peer tutoring. Past languages offered have included Czech, Modern Greek, Hindi, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, and Swahili.

Application to Study a Language

The ALSO program is a self-instructional language learning program designed for highly motivated, independent language learners. Not all languages can be offered every semester, and enrollment entails the following application procedure. Fill out the online application form. The Program Director will contact you about your application and desired course.


Dr. Felix Kronenberg, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures and Director of the Language Learning Center at Rhodes College, will discuss how video games can promote incidental language learning. Using games to make language learning more engaging is nothing new, but...

ALSO courses offered in spring 2014 include Brazilian Portuguese 1 and 2, Korean, and Italian. Students or faculty interested in a language that is not on this list may email a request to also[at]grinnell[dot]edu.


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