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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, pictures, or video, and respond by recording their voice. They can then compare their own recordings to a model recording. Teachers can listen to students' recordings and offer comments back to them.
The LRC offers language tutoring in collaboration with the Learning Strategies Center (LSC). Free peer tutoring is available to all Cornell undergraduate students in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. The schedule is posted on our language tutoring page.
SCOLA is a streaming service that rebroadcasts news and cultural events programs in over 80 languages. You can live-stream world television channels, view archived broadcasts, and access periodicals and photo galleries. Ready-to-use multimedia lessons and materials are also available for use in the classroom or for independent study. To request access, complete the SCOLA access form. Please note that requests need to be made with a Cornell email address.
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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 Corners on Fridays from 4:30-5:30 pm in G27 Stimson. For Spring 2021, all events will take place virtually.
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!