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

Mango Languages affords the entire Wesleyan community --students, faculty, staff, and alumni—the opportunity to learn any of the over 70 world languages offered through this online resource. Students with a demonstrable need for instruction in a language not regularly taught at Wesleyan should consider enrolling in a ¼ credit course using the Mango Lanugages online platform. These courses are offered under the auspices of Wesleyan's Fries Center for Global Studies.

For more information about this exciting new opportunity, click HERE or contact Kia Lor, Assistant Director of Language and Intercultural Learning, in the Fries Center for Global Studies (

Get started now by watching the informative video (below) and visiting the Mango Languages Website, where you can create your own profile and begin learning to speak new languages!