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Web Audio Lab (WAL)
Web Audio Lab is a program developed at Cornell, written by Slava Paperno, designed for out-of-class language practice. It allows students to listen to target audio, view text or pictures, and respond by recording their voice. They can then compare their own recordings to the model recording. Teachers can listen to students' recordings and offer comments back to them. WAL access is free at the LRC. Stop by our Learning Space!
In collaboration with the Learning Strategies Center, we host regular language tutoring sessions. These are currently offered in French, Italian, and Spanish. Levels and times are listed on the LSC Language Tutoring page. If your language is not offered, come to our Conversation Hours and check out Language Corner.
SCOLA is a satellite and cable channel that rebroadcasts news and cultural events programs from many languages. You can watch eight SCOLA channels live on the web, download from a seven-day archive of all channels, and see their broadcast schedule on the website. For more information and a password, send an email to Cornell email address with the subject “SCOLA Password” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Global Learning provides numerous study abroad programs.
The library maintains a page with useful resources for study abroad and language learners.
The Cornell University Language House is a vibrant community of enthusiastic Cornell students who have decided to immerse themselves in a language.
The Language House is located in Boldt Hall and is part of the Alice Cook House Community in the West Campus House System.
Language Requirement and Placement
For details about the language requirement in the College of Arts & Sciences and information about language placement, please refer to the Arts & Sciences website.
Language Expansion Program
The Cornell Public Service Center (PSC) Language Expansion Program (LEP) - formerly known as the Language Pairing Program - is a student-led program that fosters language learning in a comfortable and encouraging environment for its participants. LEP provides a unique opportunity for individuals in the Cornell community to pursue their interest in language study and to improve their speaking abilities.
The LRC hosts their weekly Language Corner on Fridays from 4:30-5:30 pm in G27 Stimson.
Translator Interpreter Program
The Translator Interpreter Program (TIP) of the Cornell Public Service Center (PSC) trains bilingual and multilingual Cornell students to serve as volunteer translators/interpreters for community agencies in emergency and non-emergency situations. If you want to utilize your language skills to serve your community, become part of TIP today!