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Center for Languages and Cultures

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." Nelson Mandela

Students smile during a lesson in the Center for Language and Culture

About the Center

The Center for Languages and Cultures supports all language learners and faculty in the Departments of Modern Language Studies and Spanish and Hispanic Studies. The CLC provides a flexible language learning and teaching space, resources for students to help enhance language acquisition and promote cultural awareness, professional development workshops for faculty in the language departments at TCU as well as community language educators, and a Faculty Talk Series.

The Center hosts numerous language and culture events that include

-language conversation hours

-induction ceremonies for language honor societies

- films

-events in collaboration with other departments


For Students

Language learners can come to the CLC during open hours to study and work on language practice activities individually or in small groups.

The CLC also offers free tutoring to students enrolled in language classes in the Department of Modern Language Studies and the Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies.

Students who are working on multimedia/recording projects and need a quiet space can reserve The Media Studio in Scharbauer Hall 3009

The CLC also hosts a variety of language and culture events, professional development workshops, language tables, and community events. AddRan faculty and students who wish to reserve the center for special events need to send an email request to CLC@tcu.edu.

Resources Available in the CLC

The CLC is equipped with desktop and laptop computers, both Mac and PC, connected to the university network, providing access to language learning software.

Other resources include:

  • Multi-region DVD player
  • Regular VCR and DVD player
  • Language learning software
  • Digital recorders and cameras (to be checked out to the Media Studio)
  • Headsets
  • Foreign language films, magazines, newspapers, games
  • Printer scanner
  • And more…

Language Peer Tutoring Is a Free Service of the CLC

Free peer tutoring is available to students enrolled in a language class. Students who wish to work with a tutor need to request an appointment. Visit this site for more information: https://tcu.mywconline.com.

Digital Language Projects

Students who are working on digital projects in their language classes and need a quiet space can reserve The Media Studio in Scharbauer Hall 3009. To reserve the studio, email clc@tcu.edu.

For Faculty

Language faculty can reserve the space for their teaching needs or other professionally related activities. The CLC also hosts a variety of language and culture events, professional development workshops, and a Faculty Research Talk Series.

All AddRan faculty may reserve the CLC for special events during the Open Hours.

For any questions about the CLC, to inquire about an event, or to request a reservation, email clc@tcu.edu or call 817-257-7655.