CLA Language Center News

Two Flagship Language Proficiency Initiative Articles in Foreign Language Annals

Sep 25, 2017 7:27 pm

The UMN PACE project is funded by The Language Flagship through its Language Proficiency Initiative. Two other universities, Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of Utah (Utah) have similar projects,...Read More

New Article on Self Assessment in The Language Educator

Sep 25, 2017 7:14 pm

Sara Mack, Spanish and Portuguese Lecturer and SPAN 1004 Coordinator, and Gabriela Sweet, former PACE Sustainability Specialist, have an article in the current issue of The Language Educator (Volume 12, Issue 3) published by ACTFL...Read More

PACE Presentation: Using VoiceThread for enhancing speaking proficiency

Sep 25, 2017 6:31 pm

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
12:20 - 1:10 p.m.
Nolte Center 140

Providing feedback to each student on the fine points of second language phonetics is often beyond what our packed syllabi and 50-minute class sessions will allow. In this presentation, Sean Killackey will share his experience using VoiceThread to provide students...Read More

LATIS Research Workshop Series

Sep 25, 2017 9:54 pm

LATIS offers a series of workshops created by their experts that are free and open to all faculty and graduate students. Join the LATIS Research Workshops Google Group...Read More

Welcome to the Language Center

The Language Center supports the teaching and learning of languages with technology.

Facilities include four computer classrooms, a multimedia lab for students, video conferencing equipment to connect to language courses via the BTAA CourseShare program as well as checkout equipment and a DVD library.


The Language Center instructional team provides assistance to language instructors developing courses.

The TandemPlus program finds conversation partners for language students.

The Language Testing Program provides language proficiency assessment.