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The Language Center is a division of the Office of the Dean of the College in Arts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester. 

The vision of the Language Center is to work with students, faculty, and staff to promote the current 18 languages offered on campus, and raise intercultural awareness. The Language Center brings together in one space all languages offered by the several departments on campus, and works closely with the campus community to develop resources that complement and supplement language classes. The Language center is a welcoming place where all members of the University of Rochester come together and engage in activities, events, and conversations that intent to promote, educate and raise multicultural awareness among the community. We sponsor several events on cultural and language related topics (e.g., we have the Festival of Food, Film and Cultures every year, and we are launching a new program entitled One Language, One Recipe).

In addition to classroom and study spaces, the center has a community kitchen that faculty can reserve for classes and special events. The center also has computers with language software, multilingual TV and radio stations, and video recording equipment. See the facilities page to learn more about what the center has to offer.
The center also hosts conversation hours and cultural events. See our events page for more information.