The Geddes Language Center is a full-service language learning facility dedicated to providing an extensive humanities resource for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the Boston University community. The Center is operated by four full-time staff members and twelve student work-study assistants. The Center offers over 6500 audiovisual titles; audio, video and computer labs with language learning hardware and software; a/v recording studios; digital production services; training and digital materials development; and classroom equipment. The Center is dedicated to providing an extensive media 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 World Languages & Literatures, the mission of the Geddes Language Center is to support the teaching and learning of languages, literatures, cultures, and film as faculty introduce new learning modalities and resources, both in the classroom and online. Our professionally trained staff cultivate best practices in course re-design using technology while continuing to provide quality instructional support for faculty and students. Our policies and services are guided by the goal to create a comfortable and stimulating facility for Boston University students.
GLC resources include specially equipped classrooms, studios, theaters, workspaces, laboratories, production facilities and a knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. Specialized materials from our collection are available for in-class or individual on-site use. Our guidelines are guided by the wish to create a comfortable and stimulating facility for Boston University students.
As new media resources and services become available, both in the classroom and online, the GLC continues to broaden its production and support capacities in partnership with other campus support units while maintaining a direct, personalized relationship with faculty and student users.