Language Acquisition Resource Center

 

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OUR MISSION
The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) aims to assist the efforts of students and faculty engaged in the collaborative exploration of languages, literatures and cultures. The LARC provides a growing collection of helpful resources for both language teachers and language students. We offer pedagogical, technological, and methodological support to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Appalachian State University and offer a space for students to interact with one another through face-to-face as well as technologically-mediated communication. 

PROBLEMS WITH TECHNOLOGY?
The LARC has put together a tech support guide that may be helpful to you. Click here to access the guide. To submit a support ticket to the IT staff, click here and then follow the tutorial provided for you here

WANT TO RESERVE THE LARC?
Follow the steps provided here to make your reservation. All DLLC faculty should already have access to the calendar through their Google Calendar.

COPIER PAPER JAM?
Watch this tutorial video as our very own Kendra Souza shows us what to do in case of a paper jam.  

ACCESS TO ZOOM
This link takes you to App State's Zoom portal where you'll be able to log in to your Zoom account and access your online Zoom meetings. Use your App State credentials to log in. 

FOUR CORE PROGRAMS
The LARC offers four core programs for faculty and students within the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Culutres. The following programs include:

  1. Digests: Digests compile short, one-page reports on popular topics and resources relevant to language teaching and learning. They detail benefits, offer ideas for implementation, and point to associate research.
  2. Office Visits: Office visits are one-on-one consultations built around your schedule and your pedagogical needs. Each month features a new suggested topic, but you can request a visit for any topic at any time.
  3. Teaching & Learning Resources: Teaching and learning resources provide brief overviews of helpful, popular programs which can be beneficial for both instructors and students. Summaries highlight the strengths and offer suggestions for how best to use these tools to enhance teaching and learning. 
  4. Workshop Series: The workshop series is a digital repository of recorded LARC sponsored faculty and student workshops. Other workshops and webinars of interest will also be accessible through this online library.

 

Digests              Office Visits               Teaching & Learning Resources                  Workshop Series         

 

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Every fall the department co-hosts the Latin American Film Series. An event open to students, faculty and the public in general. Admission is free. Schedule information of the films is posted on the first week of August.

Contact

Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Sanford Hall
225 Locust Street
ASU Box 32063
Boone, NC 28608-2063
(828) 262-3095 (office)
(828) 262-7079 (fax)

DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist
fogelquistjd@appstate.edu 
520 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3096 

DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
fountainca@appstate.edu
529 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2308 

DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
trivetteca@appstate.edu
521 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3095 

LARC Director
Dr. Paul Sebastian
sebastianpl@appstate.edu
524 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2932

UNC World Language Exchange

The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.

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