Monday, December 28, 2009

UM Language Resource Center

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

North Quad - Interior

First sketches of the interior design at the new LRC

Complete Lab Layout -- and -- Front Lounge and Computers

Back Lounge / Theatre -- and -- Back Lounge / Theatre (2)

Workstations/Lounge Area -- and -- Workstations

Monday, November 23, 2009

National Day(s) of Listening

The National Day of Listening is November 27, 2009. On the day after Thanksgiving, set aside some time to record a conversation with someone you care about. Share your story! You can interview anyone you choose: a relative, a friend, a teacher, a foreign friend or visitor, someone from your class or the neighborhood. Do it in a foreign language, and then send us the files so we can feature them on our website! Check out Michigan Radio's Story Corps site for simple instructions and inspiration ( and then get your recording gear out. Don't have any? Contact Phill Cameron at the LRC to come in and record here with us. And, by the way: it does not have to be November 27 -- everyday is a good day for listening and having a conversation.
Wanna get started right away? Use the Audio Dropbox application below to record and submit a story file. We will collect your stories and interviews and post them on the LRC webpage. Please put your name and the language you are using in the 'name' box (e.g. John Smith - Finnish)

Friday, November 20, 2009

North Quad- Nov. 2009

It's looking more and more like a real building.
Here are some pics from a recent tour of the site.
Projected move-in date: Aug. 2010

-- Main Center Entrance and LRC Alcoves --

-- Main Office Area and Director's Office --

-- Computer Classroom and Glow-in-the-Dark Man --

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Vocabulary Builders

Just unearthed. Free "Word of the Day" Widgets.
Plenty of Languages available, e.g.:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

North Quad Images

In our continuing series... impressions of the Media Gateway:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

North Quad Flyover

Take a look at the architect's vision.