Hasselmo Language Teaching Center

Note: Because the Language Teaching Center (LTC) is staffed by students, the LTC is often closed between classes. Thanks for your patience as one staff member leaves for a course and another arrives.

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Nils Hasselmo, a former professor of Scandinavian languages at the University of Minnesota, has always been a generous supporter of world languages. Hasselmo went on to become President of the University of Minnesota and also served as President of the Association of American Universities in Washington D.C.

The Hasselmo Language Teaching Center is located in the basement of the Humanities Building. It comprises a computing facility and a Media Screening Room. Both rooms may be reserved for class activities and are available for student use when not reserved for a course. See the LTC Reservation Procedures.

Computing Facility

The LTC computing facility consists of 25 Dells and one Apple/Macintosh faculty workstation and can accommodate a class of up to 25 students. In addition to the basic suite of software programs (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, FTP, etc.), the LTC offers a variety of world language software programs, including Rosetta Stone in several languages, as well as spell and grammar check in dozens of world languages. Students can also use the computers to view a (Region-1) DVD individually with a headset.

The computing facility offers also computer projection (for presentations) and the capacity to view VHS tapes or Region-1 DVDs as a group.

Media Screening Room

The Media Screening Room includes a flat-screen SMART television, a region-free DVD player, a VHS player, a PAL player, and a Google TV media streamer.

The Media Room also offers satellite programming in Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, or can be reserved to watch one of the films from the extensive international film collection in the LTC.

The Media Room can accommodate classes (or groups) of about 15. Larger groups should plan to use the projector in the computing facility. Students can stop in anytime and add their name to the reservation schedule for the week in progress whenever it is not being used for a course.

Seating in the Media Room can also be arranged to accommodate a small seminar class.

Students may check out a digital video camera or digital still camera for a class project. Video editing software is available on the computers in the LTC.