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Cooper International Learning Center

The Paul and Edith Cooper International Learning Center (CILC) is a state of the art learning center specializing in foreign language education. Oberlin’s “Language Lab” is located on the third floor of Peters Hall at Oberlin College. Its computers support input and output in Arabic, Russian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, and Italian, and the staff of the CILC are happy to explore using other languages on the machines. In addition to providing hardware and software for language learning, the CILC helps faculty in the world languages and culture departments integrate technology such as Moodle, blogs, wikis, and other open-source social software into their teaching. The lab facilitates language study through virtual reality tools like Second Life and MMORPGs like World of Warcraft, and the use of Skype for language exchanges. In addition to working with language faculty, the staff of the CILC helps all Oberlin faculty think about using new media and technologies in their teaching. The staff of the CILC reports to the Modern Language Advisory Comittee (MLAC), which in turn reports to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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