Language and Cultural Exchange Cooperative

The Language and Cultural Exchange Cooperative (LCEC) is a new, cutting-edge center that enhances cooperative and integrative global learning, conceived after DMLL faculty members conducted significant research on language center trends and the use of technology in higher education. The LCEC was designed to serve not only its home department, but also collaborations with the wider Ithaca College community. The LCEC has been set up in a way that allows for group videoconferencing, collaborative projects in digital technology between faculty or students, and exchanges with scholars who are abroad, as well as a place where language conversation groups, clubs, and tutors can meet. Faculty can bring classes to the LCEC for group activities, or use the center for their own collaborative work. It can be a place for occasional use—for a presentation by an expert abroad, for example—or it can be a regular component in courses that have a global exchange emphasis. In addition to the group videoconferencing capabilities, it holds two computer clusters to allow small groups of faculty or students to work together on digital projects. In short, the LCEC is available for faculty to use as a starting point for innovative projects in teaching and research, and to explore alternative learning models. Scheduling of classes or events in the LCEC can be done through the DMLL and the Office of International Programs.

Collaborative Projects

If you are interested in scheduling the LCEC or if you're interested in using the space to collaborate on projects, email or call Associate Professor of Spanish, Maria DiFrancesco, <<strong>mdifrancesco@ithaca.edu>, 607-274-3547.

We will offer free, drop-in tutoring in the LCEC at the following times during the spring 2016 semester:

  • Arabic Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the LCEC
    Chinese TBA
    French Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the LCEC
    German Mondays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the LCEC
    Hebrew TBA
    Italian TBA
    Spanish Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 in the LCEC

We offer conversation practice at the following times and indicated places during the spring 2016 semester:

  • Arabic TBA
    French TBA
    German Mondays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the LCEC
    Italian TBA
    Spanish Tuesdays 12:05-1:05 in the LCEC