Webinar: Language Center Design

Language Center Design

Date:  Thursday, February 14, 2013

Presenter(s):  Dr. Felix Kronenberg, Rhodes College

The language center continues to undergo profound changes as digital technologies emerge and mature. While its predecessor, the language laboratory, had a clearly defined mission, the current language center is a multi-purpose space that manifests itself in very distinct ways in different institutions. Often it is not even a dedicated space anymore but part of other spaces on campus, such as the media commons, ITS, the library, or a learning and teaching center. Furthermore, because at least part of every language center is virtual rather than physical, it is increasingly more difficult to define what constitutes a language center. Do we need a physical space in these digital times? If we do, how can we make most effective use of that space?