The Blume Center has set up a 1-year site license to Mango Languages on a trial basis. This web-based language software is available to all Trinity students, faculty, and staff for free.
Language faculty and students at Trinity College have at their disposal a vast array of technology resources to create engaging learning experiences in the classroom and through online environments. In the case of the Blume Language and Culture Learning Center, it provides a 20-seat dual-platform (Macintosh and Windows) computer classroom that can be scheduled for instructional purposes on a regular basis or for specific sessions as needed.
Many foreign language learners find it difficult to stay motivated long enough to master the intricacies of a new language. Language instructors commonly rely on music as a way to bridge the gap between students' interest and the target language and culture. Songs can serve as windows into the culture and the basis for in-depth discussions on a variety of issues.
No matter how much experience we have as language instructors, we frequently run into new tools and materials to try out in the classroom.