The Language Learning Center, open approximately 60 hours per week, has a wide variety of audio and video language-learning tapes, receives signals from four satellite dishes for international television 24 hours a day, and houses 14 Macintosh computers for the exclusive use of those studying languages.
Luther was one of the first schools in the Upper Midwest to make use of computers in language learning. Now with specially designed programs, all students of languages at Luther are able to utilize this motivating and effective learning tool in their studies. By means of satellite dishes and the campus cable network, language students are able to tune in to the world through programs from national and international sources. Assisted by state-of-the-art video recording and playback equipment, the language staff is able to access programming materials from around the globe.
An important resource for language and cultural exchanges on campus is the presence of 150 international students who come to Luther from more than 40 nations from around the globe. As classmates and friends, these students add much to the social and cultural diversity enjoyed by the Luther community.
Luther's study abroad staff also maintain a Study Abroad Resource Center, containing information on various study-abroad and off-campus study opportunities, videos about various universities or study abroad programs, and books on culture and travel. A television and VCR are available for student viewing of videos.
Resource center hours are 9 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed during Chapel). Study abroad staff are available to help students locate materials in the resource center.