Language Learning Center
Phone: (509) 527-5898
Olin Hall 316
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12; 1 - 5 p.m.
and by appointment for evening and weekend events
Jennifer Mouat, PhD
Language Learning Center Coordinator
The Language Learning Center provides support to anyone in the Whitman community who seeks to acquire or improve skills in a second (or third or fourth or fifth!) language. Catch the afternoon news from Beijing, curl up on the couch with a German newspaper, or meet up with a group of classmates to watch and discuss a French film.
If you're interested in the LLC, you may also be interested in the Whitman Around the World blog.
Services and Resources Overview
- Language Assistants Program – conversation groups, office hours, and cultural events
- ESL Fellows Program - tutoring for students who speak English as a second (or third!) language
- Links to language resources at Whitman and abroad
- Satellite television broadcasting in Chinese, Japanese, French, and German
- Macs with native language operating systems (Chinese, Japanese, French, German, and Spanish)
- Voice recording and audio editing software
- Tape recorders and digital voice recorders for checkout
- Dedicated conversational spaces and a movie-viewing room
- Games, magazines, newspapers, and books in foreign languages
2012-2013 Native Speakers
Timon Traub (German); Ayana Hatsuda (Japanese); Violeta Rodriguez-Rodriguez (Spanish); Jiangli “Catherine” Qu (Chinese); Solena Jegousso (French)
Links to Language Resources
Other (more general) online resources
- English dictionary (Oxford English Dictionary) This online dictionary provides extensive etymologies for words.
- English dictionary (Merriam-Webster) This online dictionary provides recordings of the pronunciation of words.
- Ultralingua This website provides online translation, dictionaries, and spelling/grammar checkers in multiple languages.
Dish Network International TV Schedules
- Chinese Language TV schedules
- French Language TV schedules
- Japanese Language TV schedules
- German Language TV schedules
- Spanish Language TV Schedules
Language Learning Center Technician