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L&S Learning Support Services News


October 12, 2005 by Sue Weier

For several years, LSS has been helping language students “chat” their way to a more extensive and spontaneous vocabulary in their chosen language. Students regularly use chat and instant messaging (IM) for recreation, so it can be a struggle to repurpose this sort of communication method for instruction. Read more »

Website Review:

September 30, 2005 by Lisa Jansen

This month we give an enthusiastic thumbs-up rating to, a website containing 445 current front pages from newspapers in 45 countries.

Today's Front Pages are presented alphabetically and by region. Archived Pages provide front pages covering major news stories in recent years. A small graphical view, full size PDF view, and link to website are included for each front page. Read more »

Free Language Materials in the DLL

September 26, 2005 by Karen Tusack

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The audiocassette is dead. Actually, it's been comatose for some time now, but it really hit me when I recently looked at our circulation statistics. In the Fall semester of 1996 we circulated 12,059 audiocassettes from the Learning Lab. In the Fall of 2004 we circulated 660. In Spring 2005, 378. In the commercial world, of course, audiocassettes were replaced by compact disks. Read more »

Record, Edit, and Play!

September 16, 2005 by Doug Worsham

Record, Edit, and Play!

Creating your own audio materials with Audacity

Thursday, September 22, 3:30 PM.250 Van Hise Read more »

Happy 50th Anniversary, LSS

August 25, 2005 by Sara Nagreen

LSS is turning 50 this year, and we'll be working to make people aware of what we do and what we can do for them. Stay tuned.

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