The Language and Culture Center, formerly located in 102 Blaustein, has moved to Knowlton House during the transformation in Fall 2017 of Blaustein’s first floor into a center for global initiatives. The Center is a media center promoting language and cultural learning. It supports the foreign language departments and the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA).

The Language and Culture Center provides students with a space to practice their language skills and to improve cross-cultural knowledge. Additionally, it serves as a space for international students to share their experiences and collaborate with other students, and a place for students returning from study abroad to develop related multimedia projects.

At the Language and Culture Center, students are able to immerse themselves in the study of language while viewing foreign films, reading magazines and newspapers, attending cultural events, and studying together. Our staff also works closely with other College resources and programs to advance the integration of new learning technologies into the curriculum.

View the Language Study at Connecticut College brochure.

The LCC's media collection includes materials in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Japanese, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, and many others. Students may use online materials in correlation with departmental courses or for independent work on listening comprehension and speaking skills. DVDs and videotapes in the collection include instructional programs that correspond to course textbooks as well as feature films (with and without subtitles).

Contact the Language and Culture Center lcc@conncoll.edu for more information.

The Center contains the following areas: Media Viewing Lounges, Lounge Area, Collaborative Study Area, Digital Audio Stations, Media Creation Booth and an Audio Booth.

Computers + Printing

Five Macintosh and two PC workstations are available for students to work on coursework and to access resources.

Viewing Stations

Students, individually or in small groups, can view foreign films and international news through multiregional VHS or DVD players and websites. Students and faculty can also use the area for informal in-person meetings and discussion.

Lounge Area

The Collaborative Study Area is available for students to meet and work together on building language and culture knowledge for their courses. This technology-free zone provides students and faculty with the opportunity to relax alone or in groups and take advantage of many resources such as newspapers and popular foreign magazines.