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Center for Language Education and Research


WHERE: Root Hall A-107

FOR WHOM: Students and faculty of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

WHAT: Main features of the lab include:

  • 24 student work stations, each equipped with networked computers with CD-ROM and DVD drives (18 PCs, 6 Macs)
  • 5 TV/VCR stations with headset for individual viewing of video tapes
  • Large-screen overhead computer/video projection unit
  • Networked laser printer

Special Capabilities:

  • CD/DVD production equipment
  • High-end audio and video digitization and editing


  • VCRs--both domestic [NTSC] as well as multi-standard for use with foreign videos from anywhere in the world
  • Laser video disc player
  • Cable television
  • Digital camera
  • Scanners (Mac and PC), both with multi-lingual optical character recognition software
  • Laptop computers (PC and Mac)
  • Faculty instructional computers with portable internet connections (Airport bus)
  • Sona-Graph 6061B speech analyzer
  • Overhead projector
  • High-end audio recording equipment
  • AM/FM/Short-wave radio
  • Turntable
  • 7” reel-to-reel tape recorders

Language Instruction Resource Materials (Arabic, Chinese, English as a Second Language, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish)

Instructional software:

  • Word-processing software in French, German, Japanese and Spanish
  • Grammar tutors
  • Reading proficiency software
  • Foreign language lexicons on CD
  • Short stories and novellas on CD
  • Perseus on laser disc
  • Additional resources such as Final-Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, PageMill, OmniPage and OmniForm
  • ​MANGO online learning learning resources: click here.

Videos (instructional and commercial international videos)

  • Video series such as Destinos, French-in-Action, and French Panorama and PICs selections
  • Films
  • Recordings
  • Maps
  • Slides
  • Film strips
  • Reference collections
  • Foreign language instructional games

Additional instructional resources in art, architecture, culture, history, literature, and music