Language learning services at the Freedman Center offers technologies that target different learning styles and language compentencies, ensuring that learners enrolled in language courses retain and use their language skills long after their language course is over, and that self-learners have the resources needed to meet their individual learning goals. Our equipment includes computers dedicated to language learning, a sound room for creating voice recordings, scanners, video cameras, voice recorders, and multimedia editing computers. For more detailed information about the equipment available at the Freedman Center, visit our main equipment page.
Many of our 11 computers dedicated to language learning are equipped with:
In addition, the Online Language Learning Center (OLLC) is accessable from all of the language learning computers.
Would you like to learn a foreign language on your own? We offer Pimsleur audio language learning programs for many foreign languages.
The Freedman Center features ten PC-based video editing stations. Using our equipment, you can download video directly from your video camera, and digitize VCR and mini-DV tapes -- as long as they are not copyright protected. You can create DVDs or web-ready content from your digitized video using our editing software. Foreign language instructors and learners use the video editing stations to edit interviews with native speakers of languages other than English, create films, and develop instructional materials.
Our scanning stations can be used for scanning in pictures, postcards, slides, and poster-sized images. Scanning print materials can help foreign language learners to create language learning portfolios as they collect items of interest to them (e.g., scanning a train ticket and map of Paris and describing a trip taken there) and prepare visuals for oral presentations.
The Freedman Center loans digital cameras, video cameras, audio recorders, webcams and more to the Case community of enrolled students, staff, and faculty. For more information about the equipment available, visit the Freedman Center's main equipment page.