Language Resource Center

The Language Resource Center (LRC) is an innovative facility dedicated to promoting communities of language and cultural inquiry through interactive environments, technology enhanced learning, and nonlinear research and pedagogies.

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    • AMB 01A Media Group Viewing Room

      AMB 01A plays domestic and international DVD, VHS, international digital packages, Netflix, and other sources to accommodate groups of up to six people. The room also offers a glassboard with CopyCam for brainstorming and group discussion.
    • AMB 01B Language Café

      Our Language Café is taking language learning in an exciting direction. You can meet fellow students and different instructors to practice speaking the language you are taking, share common cultural interests or just simply socialise in the language.
    • AMB 01C Student Media Suite

      Computer and necessary peripherals to allow you to edit, create and customize media for language classes, or as a private place to record audio for assignments.
    • AMB 01E Practice Presentation Room

      Provides a space for students and faculty to practice a presentation in a realistic environment. It can also be used for small meetings requiring the use of projection or videoconferencing equipment.
    • Arabic Placement Exam

      Arabic Placement Exam (AVANT STAMP 4S)
    • Hebrew Placement Exam

      Hebrew Placement Exam (AVANT STAMP 4S)
    • MFLL Confirmation Exam

      See https://lrc.utk.edu/placement/confirm.php for details.

About us

Briana Schubert

Bryan Fribourg

Douglas Canfield

Douglas W. Canfield is the Coordinator of the Language Resource Center. His background is in French instruction via hybrid courses with significant online modules. His research explores music and videoclips as catalysts for the Chomskyan "Language Acquisition Device", the creation of discourse and gaming communities for language instruction and research, and the leveraging of open-source and low-affect technologies in language resource centers. He is a member of the International Assocation for Language Learning Technology (IALLT), the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Education

  • Ph.D., Learning Environments and Educational Studies, University of Tennessee (2016)
  • Dissertation: The Discursive Construction of Language Learning Communities in Multiuser Virtual Environments, directed by Professors Sébastien Dubreil and Trena Paulus.
  • M.A., French (Medieval Studies), University of Utah (1995)
  • B.A. French (History), Weber State University (1992)

Language Resource Center

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Briana Schubert
Bryan Fribourg
Douglas Canfield
Language Resource Center
Mark Hipshire
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