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Hasselmo Language Teaching Center

Spring 2014 Hours of Operation

  • Sundays 4 p.m.–8 p.m.
  • Mondays–Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Fridays 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Saturdays Closed

Note. Because the LTC is staffed by students, the LTC is often closed between classes. Thanks for your patience as one staff member leaves for a course and another arrives.

Check the online reservation schedule for the LTC.

Questions or comments about the LTC?

Nils Hasselmo, a former professor of Scandinavian languages at the University of Minnesota, has always been a generous supporter of foreign languages. Hasselmo went on to become President of the University of Minnesota and also served as President of the Association of American Universities in Washington D.C.

The Hasselmo Language Teaching Center is located in the basement of the Humanities Building. It comprises a computing facility and a Media Screening Room. Both rooms may be reserved for class activities and are available for student use when not reserved for a course. See the LTC Reservation Procedures.

Computing Facility

The LTC computing facility consists of 16 Dell PCs and one Macintosh G4 faculty workstation and can accommodate a class of up to 32 students. In addition to the basic suite of software programs (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, FTP, etc.), offers a variety of foreign language software programs, as well as spell and grammar check in dozens of foreign languages. Students can also use the computers to view a (Region-1) DVD individually, with a headset.

The computing facility offers also computer projection (for presentations) and the capacity to view VHS tapes or Region-1 DVDs as a group.

Media Screening Room

The Media Screening Room includes a big-screen television, a region-free DVD player, a VHS player, PAL player, and laserdisc player.

The Media Room also offers satellite programming in Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, or can be reserved to watch one of the films from the extensive international film collection in the LTC.

The Media Room can accommodate classes (or groups) of about 15. Larger groups should plan to use the projector in the computing facility. Students can stop in anytime and add their name to the reservation schedule for the week in progress whenever it is not being used for a course.

Seating in the Media Room can also be arranged to accomodate a small seminar class.

Students may check out a digital video camera or digital still camera for a class project. Video editing software is available on the computers in the LTC.