Finals Schedule
The center will be open our normal operating hours during finals, including the Student Study Day. Operating hours are shown below. All students are welcome to use the lab anytime during these hours, however priority will be given to students enrolled in foreign language courses.
Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-2PM
Saturday & Sunday closed

The lab will be closed during winter break, but will open again on Tuesday, January 20 for the Spring 2015 Semester.

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College of Liberal Arts: The Language Center is maintained by the College of Liberal Arts, which is the largest college on campus.

AAAS: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese are housed in the department of Asian and Asian American Studies. AAAS offers Bachelor's Degrees in Chinese Studies, and Japanese, as well as a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Japanese.

RGRLL: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish are all housed in the department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures. RGRLL offers four B.A. programs in French, German, Italian Studies, and Spanish. Minors are also available in all of those areas, as well as in Russian.

LOTE - Languages Other Than English: There are six Commission-approved subject-matter programs in Languages Other Than English: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish. Candidates who wish to become credentialed in a language other than these six may also demonstrate subject matter competence via CSET in Arabic and Mandarin to qualify for the credential program.

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Finals Week Fall 2014
The lab is open for Student Study Day on Wednesday, December 10 from 9AM-5PM. We will also be open during finals week. All students are welcome to drop in for language tutoring. Please check to tutoring schedule for times and available languages.
Wednesday, Dec 10: 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, Dec 11: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday, Dec 12: 9:00am-2:00pm
Monday, Dec 15: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, Dec 16: 8:00am-5:00pm
Welcome to the Language Center
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Fall Semester 2014: The Language Center will be open for the Fall Semester from Monday, August 25 to Wednesday, December 17. We encourage all students to use our tutoring and other language resources.

The labs may be reserved for class meetings throughout the semester, but we will try to accommodate all students as long as there is seating available. Hours for the semester are:

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday closed

Individual and small group language support is available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Check the language tutoring schedule for language support availability.

Enroll in a Spring 2015 Language Course
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The schedule for Spring Semester 2015 is now available online. If you plan on taking a language course please enroll as soon as possible. Check the course schedule by language:

Arabic      Chinese   French   German   Greek   Hebrew   Italian   Japanese   Korean   Latin      Russian   Spanish   Vietnamese   
East Asia Update

Interested in what is happening in East Asia? Visit the See East Asia blog for the latest news and information about China/Taiwan, and information related to Japanese and Korean languages, cultures.

Upcoming Language/Cultural Activities
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RGR Placement Exams

In an effort to better place students of Spanish, French, and German into the appropriate level of language course, the Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures (RGRLL) has implemented a Placement Examination. Please visit the RGRLL Department page for more details and a link to the exam.

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Languages Online

There is an interesting web site called Frovo, which has the wildly optimistic goal of recording every word in every language in the world. You can browse the current collection by language, or search for a specific word. You can also join for free, which will allow you to add your own recordings, or rate the pronunciations recorded by others.

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