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, audio/visual facilities, and professional development opportunties 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 mission is to support the faculty as they introduce new teaching modalities, both in the classroom and online, and 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 the uses of interactive media in a variety of instructional settings, as well as providing a diverse non-print library of audio, video, computer, and other advanced media material. For more information about us, see our revised mission statement.