Language Resources, tutoring, and programming
The Language Resource Center (LRC) is an integral component of the Department of World Languages and Cultures. The LRC serves as an extension of the classroom with the goal of enhancing all phases of the language learning process. Students will find a relaxed environment in which they are encouraged to work on improving reading and listening comprehension, writing, grammar, pronunciation and speaking skills. The LRC provides support to both students and faculty across all levels of instruction and seeks to empower students to reach proficiency in one or more languages through exposure to a myriad of enrichment activities and resources.
Fall 2023-spring 2024 Hours of Operation
Tutoring and conversation practice will begin on August 28, 2023 and end on December 11, 2023 for Fall 2023, and on January 22, 2024 and end April 29, 2024.
The Language Resource Center (located in A&S 273) is open Monday-Friday from 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. All services are available by appointment, please visit our Bookings Site to schedule a time. For more information email email@example.com.
8/28- Duolingo Challenge, Language Tutoring and Conversation Practice Begins
9/14 - International Coffee Hour, 12-2pm in Beeson Hall, 3rd Floor
Late September/Early October - French & Spanish Teletandem Partner Matching
10/19 -International Coffee Hour, 12-2pm in Beeson Hall, 3rd Floor
11/15 -International Coffee Hour, 12-2pm in Beeson Hall, 3rd Floor
12/8 - Duolingo Challenge Ends
12/11 - Language Tutoring and Conversation Practice Ends
1/22- Duolingo Challenge, Language Tutoring and Conversation Practice Begins
Late February - French & Spanish Teletandem Partner Matching
2/21- International Coffee Hour, 12-2pm in Beeson Hall, 3rd Floor
3/28 - International Coffee Hour, 12-2pm in Beeson Hall, 3rd Floor
3/25 - International Coffee Hour, 12-2pm in Beeson Hall, 3rd Floor
4/26 - Duolingo Challenge Ends
4/29 - Language Tutoring and Conversation Practice Ends
Language Tutoring & Conversation Practice
The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers free French, German, Italian, and Spanish language tutoring and conversation practice to Georgia College students. Dedicated student tutors volunteer their time and share their passion for languages by providing assistance to students needing help with grammar, pronunciation, speaking and writing.
Tutoring and speaking appointments must be made 24 hours in advance. Once you have booked your appointment, a language tutor will contact you with details regarding your session. If you need to make changes to a scheduled session or have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutors can receive volunteer credit for their work in the LRC by logging hours through GivePulse.
Language Resource Collection
The Language Resource Center is proud to offer hundreds of language resources to the GC community. GC students, Faculty and Staff may place holds and pick items up in the Language Resource Center (A&S 273). Once a hold has been placed on an item our staff will contact you to arrange a pickup time. All checked out items should be returned to the drop box outside of A&S 273.
First time catalog user? Click the button below to complete the resource rental contract before placing items on hold.
Students have the option to use the Language Resource Center facilities to watch films individually or as a small group. The film area can accommodate up to four students with provided bluetooth headphones. Appointments are necessary and can be booked at the link below.
The Department of World Languages and Cultures has partnered with universities across the globe to connect GC students learning a second language with other university students learning English to practice conversations through Zoom. This partnership promotes language learning, intercultural competence, and global connections to enrich the experience of language students at GC.
GC Students can use the signup button below to join the Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 Teletandem waitlist.
Student teletandem Testimonial
"For the intercultural assignment [in my French class], I participated in the teletandem exchange. I am so happy I did this because I know it helped so much with my comprehension when listening to french as well as confidence when speaking. My partner was so nice and took the time to help correct sentences if they were wrong and repeat her sentences if necessary. Such a patient woman, love her. I also really enjoyed this because I was able to get some first-hand perspective of what we'd talk about in class...My favorite part about doing teletandem was realizing that [my partner] and I have a lot of the same interests, even though we are from two different countries, we had similar taste in movies and music. She even gave me some french movie recommendations... If the teletandem happens again next semester I will 10000% participate. It was so much fun!”
If you are on a smartphone or tablet:
- Download the Duolingo app and open it up.
- Press Get Started. Then select the language you are learning.
- Set your Daily Goal and continue (you can change this later).
- Create a Profile: On Android, press the menu icon at the top right corner and press Create a Profile. On iOS, press Profile in the top left corner and press Create a Profile.
- Type in your Name, Email and Password, then press Create.
- Go to your Profile and press Progress Sharing.
- Type in your Classroom Code:
Fall '23 Challenge: khqvje OR Spring '24 Challenge: XNQMKW
- Press Join Class.
Where is the Language Resource Center located?
The Language Resource Center and Language Lab are located in the Arts and Sciences Building (A&S) in rooms 273 (Language Resource Center - Tutoring, Resources, and Collaborative Areas) and 271 (Language Computer Lab).
I'm learning a language at GC and need support, what should I do?
The Language Resource Center is here to help! The LRC offers language tutoring, resources and events to support students in the language learning process. Students can book one-on-one appointments with tutors, check out films and books, utilize technology, and attend events to boost study-skills and intercultural competence. Getting involved early is the best way to succeed - don't forget to visit your instructor during office hours.
I want to practice my language speaking skills, how can I do that?
Consider signing up for our Teletandem virtual-exchange program. Students are paired with university students from partner institutions across the globe and engage in conversations through Zoom - similar to a virtual pen pal.
I speak a second language and want to get involved, what should I do?
Consider becoming a volunteer language tutor! Complete the application online or email any questions to email@example.com. Check out our monthly events to meet other students who love learning languages as well.