The Language and Media Centers at Swarthmore College are two dynamic and flexible learning spaces that support digital initiatives and encourage technological exploration. The Language Center is located in 326 Kohlberg Hall, while the Media Center is in 114 Beardsley Hall. Our mission is to provide a wide range of technological and traditional resources to enhance and promote the study of foreign language, literature, film, media, arts and culture at Swarthmore College. These resources support a wide array of disciplines at Swarthmore and enhance College goals directed at preparing students for engaging and contributing to a diverse and global environment. We pride ourselves on being a locus of innovation on campus, and we encourage community members to share new ideas.
Language and Media Centers
Language students discuss some of their favorite words and phrases.
Students in Associate Professor of French Carina Yervasi's first-year seminar, Love and Friendship in French Literature, had a challenge for their mid-term assignment: choose an image from a collection and write an accompanying short narrative that develops an aspect/concept of love of their choice, as long as it centers on one central idea or theme. Students had to convey this central idea not only in the short narrative they wrote, but also in their voice-over, choice of images, editing, and added music. But there was one hitch - the entire assignment had to be completed in three hours.
Best Practices for Language Learning
Short video outlining best practices for studying and learning a new language.