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Language Learning Resources

ImmerseMe-Interactive Language Software with AR Enhancements

Sling TV-International Package (French, German, Italian, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese AND Telemundo)

Language Learning Board Games

 

Voice/VideoRecording Equipment

 

Foreign Language Films and Magazines

 

Language Conversation Hours in The Center

The Italian Conversation Hour and La Table française meet in the center every week. 

French Conversation Hours

Monday, September 26 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 17 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Monday, October 24 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Monday, November 7 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Monday, November 14 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Monday, December 5 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Italian Conversation Hours

Days and times vary.
Students interested in participating in the Italian conversations should check with their professors.

VIEW SCHEDULE

 

Language Peer Tutoring: General Guidelines and Policy

Students are expected to read the guidelines and policy before they schedule an appointment with a peer tutor.

All tutors and students are required to wear a mask during tutorials.

Individual and small group (3 maximum) peer tutoring is available by appointment for TCU students who are currently taking classes in German, Italian, French, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, and/or Arabic.
  1. The Peer Tutoring Program is NOT a Conversation Partner Program. Students who want to practice their conversation skills with a native or advanced speaker must contact their instructor.
  2. Meeting with a peer tutor does not substitute for a one-on-one conversation with faculty.
  3. Peer Tutors are not teachers. They will not teach a lesson that a student may have elected to miss by not attending class. Students need to work with their instructors first.
  4. Students are expected to provide their tutor with a copy of/access to the instructor’s requirements for any given assignment.

Students who are currently enrolled in a 3-credit hour course in one or more of the languages offered in the Department of Modern Language Studies can ask their instructors to refer them to apeer tutor.

The Peer Tutoring Program provides priority assistance to students who are encountering difficulty with class assignments and/or the general management of the language learning experience. For example, students who need assistance developing listening/reading comprehension skills, working on pronunciation, or building sentences, can request to work with a tutor. Faculty who see a critical need for assistance can refer their students to a peer tutor.

Tutors are advanced learners of one or more of the languages offered in the Department of Modern Language Studies or native speakers of one of those languages.  Tutors are recommended by professors in the department based on their level of proficiency and competence in the target language as well as their commitment to the peer tutoring program.    

All tutors attend a mandatory workshop at the beginning of each long semester and participate in follow-up sessions throughout the semester. The workshop focuses on one-on-one tutoring techniques and methodologies specifically suited for foreign language learning.

Tutors are not language teachers but language assistants and coaches. They can: 

  1. Explain and model the language concepts that beginning and intermediate learners have to master; 
  2. Provide various practice exercises in all four skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing); 
  3. Promote cultural understanding; 
  4. Engage students in communicative activities; 
  5. Demonstrate strategies for learning languages.
  1. Tutors will NEVER complete any assignment for their tutees.   
  2. Tutors will NEVER predict or guarantee grades. 
  3. Tutors will NEVER edit or write the assignments. 
  4. Tutors will NEVER second guess a faculty’s evaluation of a student’s work.
The CLC is equipped with desktop and laptop computers, both Mac and PC, connected to the university network, providing access to language learning software.
  • Multi-region DVD player
  • Regular VCR/DVD, Blu Ray players
  • Digital recorders, video cameras (with tripods), and stand-alone microphones (to be checked out to the Media Studio)
  • Headsets
  • Foreign language films, magazines, newspapers, games
  • Printer scanner
  • VR Goggles to use with ImmerseMe
  • Outside webcams
  • Charging station for small devices
  • ImmerseMe, an interactive language learning tool with AR enhancements.
Current TCU students who are eligible to participate in this program and who have questions should contact their language instructor and/or email Dr. Marie Schein, Director of the Center for Languages and Cultures and the Language Peer Tutoring Program.