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Language Center

Video Archive

These older videos honor days gone by in the Language Center over the last several years.

Changes
Over the summer of 2008, the Language Center at Hamilton was renovated. New equipment, carpets, and more were added making our Language Center a more inviting place!

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Always Something Going On!
This is Monday Morning at 10:30am. This shows the normal high volume of traffic we get usually every day. Arabic, Italian, German, French, Japanese, and Chinese students are all in this video. As you can see, language learning abounds!

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Third Term Russian Class Reinvents Soundtracks
Working individually and in groups, students selected a favorite tv commercial to dub in Russian using iMovie, a perfect ease-of use- tool, enabling focus on the language learning aspect and not the technology. Students enjoyed selecting the material and undertaking a creative project which promoted involvement and a sense of "ownership". Students wrote scripts, practiced, and recorded. Culminated in an iMovie fest in the Language Center complete with popcorn and soda.

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Talking to China
The Language Center doesn't just communicate language internally - we also use the Language Center to talk across the world. In this video, Shengjie Lu, a Chinese Professor Videochats with her friend in China!

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Lei Chen's Parting Interview
Lei Chen has dubbed the Language Center "my second home", a term which many subsequent students of Chinese adopted. Read her journal entries on the The Language Experience. In this parting interview she is the warm, natural, enthusiastic person we all came to know and enjoy.

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Tamim's Arabic Class
Tamim tutoring Arabic students in the Critical Languages Program.

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Masomo ya Kiswahili na Bi Wangechi
Swahili is being taught in the Language Center. View a short video!

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Hindi in the Language Center
Many classes employ self video recording of a foreign language, but few have as much fun as the Hindi students. Watch as they not only record themselves, but interact in this interesting language!

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The LC Montage
In the Language Center, something's always going on. Watch a clip montage of the Language Center!

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Chinese Language Students Busy at Work
Students studying Chinese call the Language Center their second home. It is amazing to watch them work together--diligent, focused, intense. All quietly working, then the interruption of a question, discussion, then back to work.

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French Practice
Although the Language Center boasts the latest and best in computing technology, the humble teacher console and student carrels of the traditional lab are still called into action. When the old technology just makes more sense in meeting a pedagogical need, the newfangled technology takes a second seat.

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Language Center Mix
Something is always going on in the LC. The variety and richness of activities and interactions occurring day in and day out (faculty holding classes or meeting students in small groups, students working together and mingling) creates a sense of excitement and community. With students of all languages and levels working and hanging out, the place has a life and rhythm all its own.

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