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The Culpeper Language Resource Center

The Charles E. Culpeper Language Resource Center (LARC) provides a multimedia environment of hardware, software, and learning resources that aim to facilitate and promote the study of languages and their cultures.

At present, materials are available for study of the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Services To Students

Student consultants are available during normal operating hours to assist with the software and equipment. Services to students include:

  • Special assistance with the online components of the textbooks Quia, MhCentro and MySpanishLab (Italian, French and Spanish)
  • Movie viewing (on-site)
  • Foreign language fonts and special characters
  • Course reserves
  • Foreign language software
  • Computer stations
  • Foreign language television
  • Wireless connection
  • Webcams

Services To Department Of Modern Languages And Literatures Faculty

The LARC also facilitates faculty in preparing innovative instructional materials which is upgraded continuously by an active student and faculty staff. Services to faculty include:

Equipment Loan

  • Portable CD players
  • Slide projector
  • Portable DVD players (multi-region)
  • Tape recorders
  • Headsets
  • Microphones

Faculty Development Stations

  • Digitize Media - drop your movies off and we will request Media Services to digitize and stream them for your language courses
  • Conversion and Duplication - duplicate your material and/or convert it from one media type to another with appropriate copyright permission
  • Scanners - use our scanners to create your own materials for your courses, or bring your materials and we will scan them for you.
  • Multimedia Development and Editing - use our software to create and edit your movies, websites, and other multimedia materials
  • Course Reserves - put your language course materials on reserve at the LARC for your students to access
    • Texts, articles, photocopies
    • Answer keys
    • Videos
    • Audio material

Faculty Development Workshops

The LARC offers a variety of learning opportunities for faculty:
  • Workshops, presentations, and showcases on academic technology strategies and integration issues
  • One-on-one training sessions.
  • Special request workshops and training for language programs or groups of course instructors throughout the academic year

Additional Resources

Merlot, Resources for Instructors of all languages



  • QUIA — Portal page to Online workbook and Lab Manual.
  • Vis-a-Vis — Textbook companion site for French 110


  • Kaleidoskop — Textbook companion site for GM 210/211


  • Golosa — Textbook companion site
  • Resources for teachers of Russian
  • Russian Life — A magazine on Russia
  • Russnet — Repository for Russian Language Resources


Contact Us

Want to learn more? Stop by the Charles E. Culpeper Language Resource Center (LARC) located in Canisius 207.
To reserve the room, contact Julie Garbarino at

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