Language Learning Resources

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    Peer Tutoring

    In collaboration with language departments, Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication (CLIC) offers regular drop-in peer tutoring sessions. Peer tutors are either native speakers or language majors with a high level of linguistic proficiency. Trained in best language tutoring practices, peer tutors complement your foreign language coursework and help you continue developing your foreign language skills.

    Tutors are available in all languages offered by departments:

    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
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    Foreign Language Teaching Assistants

    Foreign language teaching assistants are native-speaking students pursuing post-baccalaureate degrees in their home countries, often in language teaching or linguistics. The language assistants teach conversation courses, run language labs, hold office hours, and take classes. They also organize cultural events for the Grinnell community, such as language tables, coffee hours, and film screenings, among others. Every year, we host four FLTAs in Arabic, German, Russian, and Spanish.

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    Individual Assistance

    CLIC is available to all students for individual assistance. We will work with you to help you identify strategies and techniques to support your language learning, as well as find resources and opportunities to study the language(s) and learn about culture(s) of your interest.

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    Mango Languages

    Mango Languages is an online language learning platform available in desktop and mobile app versions. Mango offers over 70 languages, ranging from those that are commonly taught to indigenous and endangered languages. Using an adaptive learning process, Mango is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to start learning a new language or to refresh their beginning-intermediate foreign language skills. Mango Languages is available to all Grinnell College students, faculty, and staff.

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