The Language Resource Center has facilities for both group and individual study in its Main Center. It is where all language students go to access LRC resources that are available to them. See the Resources page for more details on all the resources available to both students and faculty.
We offer computer classrooms, several semi-private group study rooms (alcoves) for students and faculty, and studios and other facilities for faculty to create their teaching materials.
LRC Computer Classrooms (Mac and PC)
The LRC manages 2 computer classrooms, 1 Mac and 1 PC. Each room has 27 individual computer stations, as well as a teacher's station, document camera, and multiple projection screens. These classrooms are available to instructors to reserve for special class sessions that require computer usage during a particular class session. The Mac classroom has our current "language lab" software for audio practice and assignments in listening and recording.
The Video Viewing Room (VVR)
The LRC offers instructors use of our video screening room. Activities that are supported in this classroom are:
- Viewing VHS videos and DVD's (all formats and regions)
- Accessing our satellite television stations
- Computer/internet and laptop presentations
The room seats 30 comfortably.
The LRC has 4 separate alcoves for semi-private group meetings. Each alcove is outfitted with a dry-erase board, table, chairs, and a computer station. Hold your office hours or study sessions here! As this space is used on a walk-in basis; you should make arrangements in advance to reserve it for your activities. Alcoves A and B contain Mac computers, C and D contain PC computers.
Audio and Video Production Studios
The LRC has 2 small production studios, 1 audio, 1 video. These studios are available for faculty to use under supervision of our production staff. LRC staff will also work with you to find offsite locations and record your media.
Faculty Development Station (FDS)
The LRC provides space and equipment for language instructors to do their own instructional project development in the FDS. Capacity includes digitizing of audio and video material as well as scanning images and optical character recognition (OCR). Several Mac and PC workstations as well as hardware and software tools are available.
We have resources to help you with your language studies. Some materials are for use in the LRC only, but others can be checked out for up to 2 weeks at a time:
- Textbooks and dictionaries
- Literature and readers
- Audio materials
- Videos and DVD's
- Self-study kits