The Geddes Language Center is a full-service language learning facility operated by four full-time staff members and 12 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.
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. Over the years we have partnered with faculty on ground-breaking digital humanities projects. Our professionally trained staff cultivate best practices in course design and digital scholarship 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 environment where Boston University students and community members can collaborate and learn.
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.
As new media resources and services become available, the GLC continues to broaden its production and support capacities in partnership with other campus units while maintaining a direct, personalized relationship with faculty and students.