Software and Other Resources

The Global Studio has a small collection of reference materials for the convenience of students and faculty working there. This collection includes dictionaries, grammar references, supplemental texts, and manuals for commonly-used software. Videotapes of the current week's news in French and Spanish as well as course-related media placed on reserve by faculty are available at the studio assistants' desk.

The audio-visual collection of the Studio includes:

  • Course-related audio and video files that cannot be put on line because of copyright restrictions
  • Audio and video materials for languages not taught by LAIS or MLC, including Farsi, modern Hebrew, Swahili, and Turkish
  • Materials for self-directed study in a variety of languages, including French, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese

Auralog's Tell Me More software is available for self-directed study in Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese. This software features voice recognition and a number of interactive tasks to enhance learning. Rosetta Stone is available for Farsi, Hebrew, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish. Software for the improvement of French pronunciation is also available.


Global Studio Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

This schedule is valid from the second week of the fall and spring semesters. Schedules for breaks, orientation week, and other special circumstances are published on the Studio blog and Twitter feed.

Questions? Call (804) 287-6598.