Language Resource Center

Welcome to the LRC!

The Language Resource Center at Mount Holyoke College is a resource that promotes language learning, both inside and outside the classroom. The LRC offers a variety of media/computer equipment, software, books, films, magazines, mentors, cultural events, and other resources, to support the process of language acquisition. The LRC is located in Room 6 on the lower level of the Ciruti Center for Foreign Languages (campus map).

Why should you learn a foreign language? Find out in our latest compilation!


Click play (>) to listen to us welcome you in a foreign language! Try moving to the next clip (>>) to discover a phrase in a new language.


Spring 2014 Events

Found in Translation: Celebrate Pangynaskeia!

Friday, April 24th at 4:30-6:30 pm, front patio of Ciruti

Join the LRC staff on Pangy Day on the front patio of Ciruti for an extravaganza of language and culture! There will be tea and desserts, photo shoots, international music, karaoke, and a dance performance by Rainbow Jelly. We will also be answering any questions about our language resources and services.

Film: XXY

Thursday, April 9th in the LRC Lab at 6:30 pmXXY

The LRC and the Spanish Club with be screening XXY, a Spanish film about the life of an intersex teenager. Open discussion about the film will follow.

Community Interpreting: Una introducción a la interpretación en los servicios públicos by Dr. Melissa Wallace

Melissa Wallace_talk.pdf

Monday March 9, 4:30-5:30 pm in the LRC Lab

Professor Wallace from UTSA will present on the importance of interpreting as a career. The event will be bilingual, with formal presentation in Spanish.
It is open to everyone.

A Galentine’s Day & Welcome Spring Students Soirée

Thursday, Feb 12, 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the LRC Lounge and Lab

Join us for a casual multilingual and multicultural celebration. Receive an informal tour of the LRC space and its resources, enjoy some light refreshments, make new friends, listen to some international music, or just sit back and watch a foreign film! Who knows maybe you’ll even learn a cool new phrase in a language you’ve never before studied!

Fall 2014 Events

Mango Languages Workshop

Wednesday, Oct 1, 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the LRC Lab

Mango Languages workshop info

iMovie Workshop

Tuesday, Oct 7, 4:00 - 5:00 pm in the LRC lab

Family and Friends Weekend Open House

Come see the wonderful resources in the LRC, have some treats, and learn about some of the language clubs on campus.

Saturday, October 18th, 1:00-4:00pm in the LRC

French Movie Night

Watch the French comedy “Qu’est-ce qu’on fait au Bon Dieu?” with your friends while munching on French snacks.

Friday, October 24th, 7:00 pm in the LRC Lounge

Día de los muertos: Arts and Crafts

Learn about this tradition while helping to create papel picado (perforated paper) that will be presented as an art installation in the Blanchard Gallery. There will be face painting as well!

Thursday, October 30th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the LRC Lounge

How to Zoom in a Foreign Language Class : Faculty Workshop

Join Dr Jean Janecki, the Director of the LRC, to learn about Zoom, a new teleconferencing tool similar to Skype (but with more features!) that can be used for foreign language chats, collaborative creation of documents, live presentations from other countries, oral language testing, and much more!

Tuesday, November 18th, 4 - 5 pm in the LRC Lab (Ciruti 6)

Asian Fusion Night

Join the LRC to make your own Vietnamese Spring Rolls, drink Japanese green tea, and watch Korean dramas!

Saturday, November 22nd, 7 - 10 pm in the LRC Lounge

International Tea Break

Take a study break and try tea from different parts of the world. Relax and watch Korean movies!

Thursday, December 11th, 1 - 4 pm in the LRC Lab

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