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Language Learning Center

Located in Alumni Recitation Hall, the Language Learning Center (LLC) is a space where students can study, relax between classes, and meet up with tutors or language assistants.

The LLC is open daily from 8 a.m. to midnight, with evening hours devoted to drop-in tutoring in Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.

Why Language Now?

Grinnell provides the resources to help you learn a second language: dedicated faculty, small classes, language tables and labs, native-speaking assistants, language houses, off-campus study, and advanced research.

  • It expands your world. A second language opens your mind to diverse cultures and perspectives and helps you become more aware of your own culture.
  • It fosters academic success. It will give you skills critical to academic success: critical thinking, creativity, and a better command of English.
  • It’s more essential than ever. Multiple language skills are increasingly sought after by employers.
  • It’s fun and empowering! Talk with native speakers in another country or understand a poem, song, or film in another language. Follow world affairs in foreign media and participate in global conversations.