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The Language Center, located in Science Center B.06, supports modern and ancient language courses taught in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. In addition to hosting practice opportunities for language learning, we are available to help faculty in their efforts to incorporate specialized technology into their courses. The Language Center does not offer language instruction.

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Our Language Exchange site allows Harvard affiliates to practice speaking with partners from the Harvard community. Find more information here:

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Course Materials

The Harvard Library offers FAS and DCE courses the ability to stream physical (CD, VHS, DVD, Blu-ray) audio and video materials from a course’s Canvas site. The Language Center has transitioned this service to the library, but we're here to answer any questions.

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Room Reservations

Rooms may be reserved for language or language-related courses in the FAS by course heads or by TFs/staff assistants acting on behalf of a course head.

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Language Center Resources

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For Students

The Language Center is available to all FAS students for support of foreign language learning. The following is a list of typical student activities at the Language Center.

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For Instructors

We provide consultation and technical advice for faculty and teaching fellows interested in developing multimedia language applications.

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About the Language Center Office

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Visit the Language Center

The Language Center is located in room B06 in the basement of the Science Center at Harvard University, located at 1 Oxford St, Cambridge MA 02138.


Hours of Operation (Fall/Spring)*

Sunday Closed
Monday 9 am - 9 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 9 pm
Thursday 9 am - 9 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday Closed

*The Language Center will have variable operating hours during the summer term. Please email to confirm office presence before visiting.