Student and Tutor working in LRC

The Language Resource Center

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 2021 Hours of Operation

Tutoring will begin on August 23, 2021 and end December 6, 2021. GC students who would like to be tutored can choose to do so virtually or in-person by making an appointment. 

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 lrc@gcsu.edu.

LRC Events and Workshops

Fall 2021

August

8/23/2021 - Language Tutoring Begins

September

9/1/2021 - Duolingo Challenge Begins 

9/8/2021 11am-1pm - International Coffee Hour (Virtual via WebEx)

October

10/1/2021 2-3pm World Languages Boot Camp  (Language Speaking & Study Skills)

10/6/2021 11am-1pm - International Coffee Hour

November

11/3/2021 11am-1pm - International Coffee Hour

11/12/2021 2-3pm World Languages Boot Camp (Intercultural Competence Skills)

December

12/3/2021 Duolingo Challenge Ends 

12/6/2021 Language Tutoring Ends

Language Tutoring

The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers free French, German, Italian, and Spanish language tutoring 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.

 

Interested in becoming a language tutor?

Complete the application online or email any questions to lrc@gcsu.edu.  

 

Want to schedule a language tutoring session?

Please visit this link  to schedule language tutoring appointments through Microsoft bookings.  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 lrc@gcsu.edu.

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 on resources through our Resource Catalog and pick them up in the Language Resource Center (A&S 273).

First time catalog users must complete our Resource Rental Contract before they are able to place resources on hold. 

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.

Teletandem Program

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.

Consider signing up for our Teletandem virtual-exchange program. 

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!”

Duolingo Challenge
PNG with Registration Details for LRC Duolingo Challenge
FAQs

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 lrc@gcsu.edu.  Check out our monthly events to meet other students who love learning languages as well. 

Virtual Tutoring - WebEx Help

If you chose to receive virtual tutoring and need assistance with WebEx please utilize the following resources:

GC Student WebEx Troubleshooting Guide (PDF)

contact: https://support.webex.com/support/manage-ticket.html (Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.) U.S. and Canada Toll-Free 1-866-229-3239 International Toll +1  408-906-1155

 

Students who do not have a WebEx account should contact SERVE to submit a ticket and request an account.

International Keyboard - Setup Help

Need help setting up those special characters for your classes? Try one of these setup guides below:

International Keyboard setup guide - OS X (pdf)

International Keyboard setup guide - Windows (pdf)

International Keyboard usage guide (pdf)

LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER CONTACT INFORMATION

Audrey Ruark Redmond, Ph.D.
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Language Resource Center Coordinator
478-445-4416
lrc@gcsu.edu