As part of its commitment to serve the University, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) invites students and faculty to browse its updated website and the new Global Learning Center (GLC) web presence.
Housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, the LLC offers students the opportunity to explore multiple foreign languages and gain a global perspective and understanding of the literary, cultural, and intellectual achievements of ancient and modern civilizations.
The LLC offers instruction in 10 languages as well as advanced courses (in English and in the students’ target language) on the cultures and literary achievements of countries and regions related to these languages. Several majors, minors and certificates are offered in specific languages as well as broader cultural studies covering Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Russia and Eastern Europe.
LLC’s Assistant Instructors offer free professional language courses in current fields of study (Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, German, Latin, Greek, and Russian). Information on tutoring opportunities, schedules, links to virtual sessions, and the registration form are available on the updated GLC website. Plus, students with a language requirement for their majors can learn everything they need to know about language placement testing.
Formerly the Learning Resource Center, the GLC is a smart learning space that was recently renovated with support from the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLTC) . The GLC operates under the LLC as an academic support center for language students. The unique technology-enhanced learning and event space includes the main classroom in Fahy Hall, room 202/203C and the screening room in 203B. The technological tools available in the GLC allow direct and remote teaching and presentations in a dynamic learning environment unique to the South Orange campus.
The GLC is also home to hundreds of international DVDs, books, CDs and more; A media database update project is nearing completion and will be available later this semester for SHU faculty to browse the resources available for borrowing. The more intimate projection room can also be reserved for showing films or organizing small events. Finally, students are encouraged to use the GLC as a study and/or work space when the rooms are not being used for classes or tutorial sessions.
For more information about the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, please visit the Department’s website or visit the Global Learning Center website for more details on offerings, programs, and upcoming events.