Welcome to the Language Center

The Geddes Language Center is dedicated to providing an extensive humanities resource for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the Boston University community.

Founded in 1960 to provide service to the Department of Romance Studies and Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, the Geddes Language Center has grown to provide library, production, classroom, and audio/visual facilities to many CAS/GRS departments and centers. The Center’s Laboratory is also open to all members of the Boston University community and welcomes visitors and guests. Most services and facilities are available without charge to faculty for CAS courses and projects. Many resources can be contracted for by non-CAS departments on a fee-basis.

Our primary mission is to support student academic activity. Our policies are guided by the wish to create a comfortable and stimulating facility for Boston University students. We specialize in supporting faculty members who are piloting new uses of interactive media in the classroom, as well as providing a diverse non-print library of audio, video, computer, and other advanced media material.