Welcome to the Languages and Social Sciences Center
The Excel Languages and Social Sciences Center (LSSC) offers FREE DROP-IN support services for languages (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, American Sign Language, Chinese), Social Sciences (Anthropology and GIS/Geography), and English Languages Learners (international students).
The mission of the LSSC is to empower student success through collaborative learning, individualized tutoring, leadership development, and meaningful dialogues.
The LSSC (located in Dwire Hall 270) provides a supportive learning environment focused on language skills development, success in social sciences coursework, celebration of cultural diversity, and an inclusive space to build community. We have a library of varied language resources to include books, magazines, VHS tapes, and DVDs. We administer diagnostic language proficiency testing. Our language conversation tables provide a safe and fun space for students, faculty, staff, and community members to come together and practice a language of interest while engaging in meaningful dialogues and cultural exchange.
Interested in study abroad? Looking for access to foreign films? Want to supplement your learning? Looking for language reference materials? The LSSC is a great place to do homework, access computers/scanner/printer, interact with others who value diversity, and increase your success. Students may also request a meeting with the LSSC Interim Director or a designated staff member to review strategies and techniques to maximize learning and academic performance in and out of the classroom. We can assist with learning preferences, study skills, note taking, time and energy management, organization, goal setting, test taking and test anxiety, stress management, and resource referrals! Online and distance education students are advised to contact the Director to arrange tutoring support or conversation appointments.
Director: Sandy Ho, Ph.D.
You may also access center updates via our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/uccslssc).