The Edwin C. Carpenter Language Learning Center is located in McClain Hall rooms MC302 and MC304, and Baldwin Hall rooms BH210 and BH216 in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages at Truman State University. BH210 and BH216 are the Peer Learning Labs. The LLC is designed to help students in their acquisition of foreign languages and aid professors in their teaching.The LLC can be broken down in two teaching/learning environments: the Foreign Language Labs and the Foreign Language Peer Learning Labs.
In MC302 and MC304, sixty multimedia computers are networked into two Foreign Language Computer Classrooms. With the option of overhead projection, it provides an outstanding teaching and learning environment. Live foreign language television and music programming arrive through two satellite dishes. Computer programs in eight languages as well as internet access and Email facilities allow students access to some of the most advanced language learning aids in the world.
Second, all students enrolled in Elementary or Intermediate level foreign language courses study for one hour per week in small groups with an upperclassman language student or native speaker in the Foreign Language Peer Learning Labs. These groups of 4-5 students work together in BH285 and BH288 for the entire semester, profiting from the valuable resources of native cultures and peer teaching and learning.
In order to accomplish these important tasks, the Language Learning Center employs approximately 100 students per semester as lab assistants and foreign language Peer Teachers, providing students will valuable skills and work experience.