Excel Languages and Social Sciences Center

Learning Technology Center LTC

The Excel Languages and Social Sciences Center (LSSC) is located in Dwire Hall 270 and available to all CU students, faculty, staff, and community members. Our space, skills, and services are here to best support community-building, cultural exchange, leadership development, and student success. We provide tutoring and support for foreign languages, English for international students, American Sign Language (ASL), Social Sciences courses, and cultural competency.  

The mission of the LSSC is to empower student success through collaborative learning, individualized tutoring, leadership development, and meaningful dialogues.

The LSSC technology classroom (Dwire Hall, room 272) has 15 networked computers running Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016 with Language Packs. Each computer has a headset and microphone. Additionally, the LSSC has partnered with the Kraemer Family Library in providing FREE online access to the Mango Language Learning software application (offering support for 51 languages and English as a second language). The link is available through the Kraemer Family Library home page; click on databases; "m" for Mango and then select Mango.  Any active UCCS student has access to this software from any location.

We have LCD monitors with multi-format VHS/DVD players for multi-regional media viewing. We have a media library (available for checkout and in-center viewing) as well as language reference materials for students studying in the center (room 270). The LSSC also has a dedicated study session room (Dwire Hall, room 266) for student collaborative learning, recording ASL video assignments, conversation tables, and proctoring of proficiency or make-up exams. 

In addition, we offer the following FREE services and resources:   

  • Drop-in individualized group tutoring  
  • Study skills support and mentoring 
  • Placement and diagnostic language proficiency testing
  • Access to international media (magazines, VHS, DVD)
  • LCD projectors
  • Televisions
  • All region/all format VCR/DVD Players
  • Computers for online homework and typing essays
  • Scanner/copier for student use
  • Networked printer for student printing needs
  • Studio equipment/lighting and backdrops for ASL video recording
  • FREE coffee, tea, and hot chocolate

Excel Languages and Social Sciences Center
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Phone: (719) 255-3690 | Location: Dwire Hall 270
Director: Dr. Sandy Ho | Phone: (719) 255-3691 | sho@uccs.edu