The Language Learning Center

Mission Statement

The Language Learning Center is dedicated to enhancing the quality of the language learning and teaching at the University of Scranton by providing the university community with opportunities to learn and engage with world languages and cultures. In addition, the Language Learning Center serves the promotion of justice through its extensive community service such as translating documents, local school outreach, and providing free language and ESL tutoring to community members.

Location and Hours of Operation
  • Location: O'Hara Hall 306
  • Monday - Thursday: 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.
  • Friday: 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Services Available at the Language Learning Center

LLC tutor and community member writing on notebook pages together on round table at Language Center.The Language Learning Center offers the following services to all University students, staff, and faculty:

The Language Learning Center BYOD Space: The LLC offers a bring your own device (BYOD) learning space, located at O'Hara 306, with five Chromebooks for use, a remote desktop with printing and language keyboards, and charging for student devices. This space is available for independent study, group work, or tutoring to all language students during normal semester hours. 

Language Tutoring: Tutors are available in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and English for drop-in tutoring or weekly tutoring. To apply for weekly tutoring or for a schedule of tutor availability, visit the Language Learning Center in O'Hara 306.

English Conversation Partners: Non-native English speakers can partner with Language Center tutors to improve their English skills in weekly conversation practice. Want to meet with a conversation partner? Visit the Language Learning Center in O'Hara 306.

Weekly Conversation Hours: During the regular semester, weekly conversation hours are available in many of the languages taught at the University of Scranton to provide extra practice for speaking and listening skills. No registration is required. Conversation hours may be offered virtually or in person.

Language Placement Tests: If you are planning to enroll in a language course and have previous experience in that language, you are required to take a placement test to determine the course you should take. Tests are available in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Chinese. Placement tests are available online by contacting your advising center or visiting the World Languages Department on the third floor of O'Hara Hall. 

Cultural Events: Throughout each semester, the LLC hosts various cultural events featuring the Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants hosted by the department. Information on upcoming events can be found on the department social media pages. 

Check out the World Languages Department Instagram

Work Study Positions: If you are an advanced or fluent speaker of one of the world languages offered at the University of Scranton, you may be qualified to work as a work study tutor at the Language Learning Center. Please visit the Language Learning Center to apply. 

Community Outreach

Language Center tutor showing a student something on papers at a round table at the Language Learning Center.English Tutoring: Tutoring in English is available to members of the community who are looking to improve their English proficiency. This tutoring is free of charge and focuses on developing conversational English skills. To arrange for English tutoring, please visit the Language Learning Center or call 570-941-6163.

Local School Events: The LLC collaborates with language teachers at local schools to arrange for visits to the University of Scranton or school campuses for cultural events and other educational opportunities. Visits can be arranged by contacting the World Languages Department.

Contact Information

Dr. Yamile Silva
316 O'Hara Hall

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