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Feb ’14 28

We are moving our blog!

Posted by Amber. Filed under Arabic.

We have moved our blog to a new Blogger platform. The entries in this blog will still be available, however, you should update your RSS feeds if you are subscribed to the blog. You can now read our blog at http://mhclrc.blogspot.com/   Thanks for...

Feb ’14 18

LRC Staff Profile

Posted by Amber. Filed under General.

LRC Staff Profile In their weekly shifts at the Language Resource Center, LRC Consultants spend their time assisting and supporting fellow language learners and faculty. A typical day at the LRC could involve various types of work, from troubleshooting on...

Nov ’13 26

Faculty Profile: Professor Ombretta Frau, Italian ...

Posted by Amber. Filed under Italian.

Starting out as a young teacher “frantically and randomly” buying books on language teaching to give her tips for her first class, Ombretta Frau is now a professor of Italian at Mount Holyoke College where she specializes in modern Italian literature and...

Oct ’13 2

Calligrammes from French Learners

Posted by Daryl. Filed under French.

In Fall 2011, students in an Advanced Elementary French class read several of Guillaume Apollinaire’s Calligrammes poems published in 1918. Inspired by Apollinaire’s typographical experiments, students created their own Calligrammes, playing with the...

Oct ’13 1

Updating the website

Posted by Katie. Filed under General.

We are currently revamping the site!!! Lots of CSS prettiness is expected...

Sep ’13 24

LRC News: September 24, 2013

Posted by Daryl. Filed under News & Events.

Language Resource Center News September 24, 2013 In this edition: Fall 2013 Events at the LRC Classrooms and Computers Five College Digital Humanities Call for Proposals Conferences and Regional Events   Fall 2013 Events at the...

Sep ’13 23

Language Learner News: September 23, 2013

Posted by Daryl. Filed under News & Events.

Language Learner News: September 23, 2013 Read online To receive the Language Learner news to your email inbox, send a message to lrc@mtholyoke.edu . News and information for learners is also posted regularly to the LRC's Facebook page .

Aug ’13 28

New Computers in Ciruti!

Posted by Daryl. Filed under News & Events.

New Computers in Ciruti! As you return to campus, you'll see that our new computers have been installed throughout Ciruti classrooms and the LRC. We hope that it will be a pleasure to teach with these fast, powerful machines! You'll recall that last spring,...

Aug ’13 23

LRC News: August 23, 2013

Posted by Daryl. Filed under News & Events.

Language Resource Center News August 23, 2013 In this edition: Moodle Workshops: 8/27 and 8/29 Streaming Video Requests LRC Tours or Class Visits Workshops and Other Class Support Digital Narratives in Language Classes featured in MHC Update for...

Aug ’13 13

Handy Tool for Creating Cloze Exercises in Moodle

Posted by Daryl. Filed under Technologies.

In Moodle, quizzes can be used for a number of pedagogical purposes, beyond summative (or formative) assessment. For example, Moodle quizzes include a "cloze" question type that allows for quite a few options, including multiple possible correct or...

Jul ’13 31

Student Artwork in Ciruti

Posted by Daryl. Filed under General.

Ciruti Center was happy to host to a student art installation exploring language. Student artist Aisha Faruqui described her paper-medium project as portraying the concepts of being 'misunderstood' and 'lost in translation.'  In today's "Wordless...

Jun ’13 19

Crossing the World with Skype

Posted by Daryl. Filed under Technologies.

Skype is an easy to use but effective tool, allowing low-threshold entry into videoconferencing in the classroom. All of the Ciruti classrooms (and most classrooms around campus) are equipped for Skype conferencing. In today's "Wordless Wednesday"...

Jun ’13 17

Comparison of OCR Tools for Mandarin

Posted by Daryl. Filed under Chinese.

The LRC has a number of tools for running OCR, or optical character recognition. OCR is needed when a text has been scanned. A scanned document is composed of images - although it looks like text, it is actually an image of the text. To convert those images...

May ’13 25

Colors of Spring

Posted by Zuha. Filed under General.

The last spring at Mount Holyoke - yes, the super unclimactic roller coaster ride of the past few months was just that. Since the time I remember stepping on this campus, I have never failed to acknowledge its beauty, the pink petals on the greens that...

May ’13 24

Chinese Readability Analysis: Online Tools

Posted by Daryl. Filed under Chinese.

Recently, the LRC has begun working with faculty on a project to develop online activities to support students in reading at the advanced level in Chinese courses. In planning for this project, one topic that has come up is readability analysis for Chinese...

May ’13 23

Congratulations to Russian Writing Contest Partici...

Posted by Daryl. Filed under Russian.

National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest Congratulations to the participants of the Fourteenth Annual American Council of Teachers of Russian National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest. In this year’s contest, there were 946 essays submitted from 57...

Apr ’13 30

Language Break - Language Games - Today!

Posted by Daryl. Filed under News & Events.

Language Break Today: Language Games Tuesday April 30, 1-2:30 pm, LRC Lounge Just in time for finals! To help you out, we’re combining fun and studying by offering up Language Games; drop in and play fun games such as the Russian version of Monopoly....

Apr ’13 28

Language Learner News: April 28, 2013

Posted by Daryl. Filed under News & Events.

Language Learner News: April 28, 2013 Read online To receive the Language Learner news to your email inbox, send a message to lrc@mtholyoke.edu . News and information for learners is also posted regularly to the LRC's Facebook page .

Apr ’13 25

LRC News: April 25, 2013

Posted by Daryl. Filed under Arabic.

Language Resource Center News April 25, 2013 In this edition: Discussion: Online Placement Testing (4/26, 2:30-3:30 pm) Google Drive: A New Tool for Responding to Student Writing (5/1, 1-2:30 pm) Moodle Hands-on Workshops (5/6-5/15) Language Break:...