The LRC, located in the College of Education Building, Room 434 (see Campus map), opened its doors in 1998 and has become the center for integrating technology into language instruction at all levels of the University’s language curriculum. It provides instructional technology and technical support to the students and faculty of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies and the English Language Training Institute in the use of supported multimedia applications and equipment for language instruction.
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
To support face-to-face classes in the LRC main (PC) classroom, we offer classroom management system software such as sanako-study-1200 which functions like the language lab of lore, even though now it is an all-digital-audio-lab. For web-conferencing into synchronous distance-education classes, the LRC supports WebEx, a web conferencing platform that integrates with the campus learning management system, Canvas.
Our main non-face-to-face LMS is Canvas, of which the LRC especially supports the language learning specific features – or what we turn into one, like Kaltura for webcam recording assessments.
We also host textbook learning materials for the language programs in Moodle metacourses and support the use of the online components of the textbooks (6) in the language program, especially mylanguagelab, including for proctored midterm and endterm exams and make-up exams.
We create for and with teachers learning-materials in MS-PowerPoint and MS-Word and also support students author assignments in these authoring packages. For recording audio we use a variety of technologies like Audacity. To support the translation program, we offer SDL-Trados, but also Wordfast and Wordsmith tools, and to support the film-studies program, we provide the Adobe Creative Suite in our MAC-lab COED037.
The Language Resource Center maintains a flim library and multimedia resources for the following programs of study and independent study languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek (ancient), Greek (modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Yoruba. The LRC also maintains and supports resources for the UNC Charlotte undergraduate and graduate Certificates in Translating programs, the UNC Charlotte Certificate in Business Language and the Film studies program.