Listening and speaking are crucial elements of foreign language study. Comprehension increases as students listen to native speakers of a given language, and fluency and pronunciation improve with practice in speaking.

The Georgia Boolookas Language Learning Center at Dominican offers a variety of resources to help students increase their skills. The recently remodeled Center features new laptops and tablets that offer creative approaches to language practice and study.

Located in Lewis 001, the Center houses resources such as:

  • Laptops and other hardware for recording student dialogues and presentations, listening to music and other audio, and watching DVDs and Internet-based video
  • Video cameras, audio recorders and podcasting equipment
  • Foreign-language dictionaries and other print resources
  • Foreign films and educational videos 

The Center was made possible by the generosity of Georgia Boolookas ’38, a French major with minors in Spanish and English at what was then Rosary College. She spent her junior year in Switzerland and credits her study abroad with helping her realize her dream of becoming a world traveler.

Students are welcome to drop in anytime.