World Languages Center

The World Languages Center serves the following language departments: Asian Studies, Classics, French, German, Norwegian, Russian, and Spanish.  We provide computer programs for the following languages: Arabic, Czech, Danish, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Serbian, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, etc.

We offer a variety of facilities.  Our “hybrid” Computer Lab serves as an interactive room with 15 desktop computers and headsets as well as 15 rearrangeable work stations.  Here students can learn foreign languages in an individual and/or group setting. The WLC Viewing Lounge offers students the possibility to check out and watch foreign language-specific materials or television programs.  The Group Study Room is equipped with 16 laptops and 3 desktop computers for independent and group work.  Four tutorial rooms and an exam room are available to students who seek help outside the classroom for their foreign language needs. The WLC houses tutoring sessions in Chinese, German, Norwegian, Spanish, and Japanese.  We also offer tutorials in Biblical Hebrew.

As of Fall 2016 we have added an Audio / Video Recording Studio available for individual or small group projects.

All rooms are available by reservation.  Please check our reservation listings.

In the academic year 2016 – 2017 the WLC will continue coordinating the Guided Independent Language Enrichment Program (GILE).  This program offers a 10 week non-credit tutorial program in Danish, Italian, and Tamil.  For more information contact the WLC Director at mcwr@stolaf.edu.