Language Center

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Student Experiences

Lei Chen's Blog

May 2000 - "My Second Home"

My college life is very integrated with foreign languages and foreign cultures. I study two languages at college that will eventually become my major. One of my on-campus jobs is working at the Language Center. Those that know me are aware that the Language Center is my second home, probably on it's way to becoming my first.

The language courses have enabled me to utilize the Chinese and Japanese computer software by typing up papers in these languages. The Chinese Primer program that my professor, Hong Gang Jin, created, enhanced my speaking, reading and writing of Chinese. The audio tapes aided in listening comprehension and in correcting my tones. Hence, I speak the truth when I say that the Language Center has become my second home.