World Languages Center

The World Languages Center (WLC) serves the following language departments: Asian Studies, Classics, French, German, Norwegian, Russian, and Spanish.  We also provide learning resources for other languages please check with the Help Desk for details.

The WLC offers a variety of facilities. Our “hybrid” Computer Lab serves as an interactive room with 17 desktop computers and headsets as well as additional 15 rearrangeable work stations. The Lab is also equipped with software capable of wireless presentations. Wether on their laptops, iPads, or phones, students can interactively present their projects directly on one of the two main projection screens. The WLC Lab creates an environment where 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, work on iPads or laptops. Three Group Study Rooms are equipped with 16 laptops for independent and group work.  The WLC also offers iPads that are equipped with selected apps for foreign language learning. Five 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, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish,  and French.

The WLC Audio / Video Editing/ Recording Station is available for individual or small group projects. The station is equipped with following software: Audacity, Camtasia, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Movie Pro.  Our production studio provides help with any audio/video projects in or outside of the classroom. For more information contact WLC Help Desk, extension  3444 or at wlchelpdesk@stolaf.edu