The Language Learning Center is the hub of foreign language pedagogy at Whitman College. Whether you're taking a language class, preparing to study abroad, or you just want to brush up on your language skills, the LLC is here to help. As part of its mission, the LLC hosts Language Assistants from Germany, Spain, China, France, and Japan. These Language Assistants provide linguistic and cultural enrichment for Whitman College's language departments. The LLC is also the home of Whitman's English Language Fellows (ELF) program, which provides intensive one-on-one peer tutoring to students for whom English is their second (or third) language. In addition, the LLC offers group conversation rooms, computers, printers, specialized language software, and a wide selection of international media. 

Office Information

Olin Hall 334
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
(509) 527-5898

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       


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