Language Center Services

The Language Center at City College of San Francisco supports credit/non-credit courses in American Sign Language, (Cantonese and Mandarin) Chinese, French, German, (modern) Greek, Italian, Japanese, Pilipino, Russian, and Spanish.

Services provided include:

Audio and video stations for student use
The Language Center is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with 34 iMac stations, 18 PC stations, 12 DVD stations, and 11 VHS stations.

Language-learning software
We provide instructional software for American Sign Language, (Cantonese and Mandarin) Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Tagalog (Pilipino).

Online Language Lab
You must obtain a user name and password from your instructor to use these materials. Check the Online Language Lab page to see if the resources you need are available.

Internet Access
The Language Center provides high-speed internet access to students enrolled in Foreign Language Department courses with internet-based assignments. The Language Center’s website also has language-learning links for many languages taught at City College of San Francisco.

Language Center Electronic Classroom
The Electronic classroom (R-205E) can be reserved by foreign language instructors for a variety of presentations and activities. There are 31 audio/PC stations with internet access, an instructor’s console with projection system, multistandard DVD and VHS players, and presentation stand.

Professional Development
Instructors are encouraged to make appointments to come in individually, or in small groups for informal training in the technologies of their choice. Occasional formal workshops are also offered on FLEX days or at other times during the semester by request.

Materials for Instructor Use
The Language Center maintains a collection of foreign language and language instruction-oriented DVDs, and videos, which can be checked out by instructors for use in their classes. Please contact the Language Center at 415-452-5555 for further information.


Language Center

Updated: March 4, 2014