Mission Statement


The Columbia University Language Resource Center focuses on promoting innovative approaches to learning across a broad range of languages as it seeks to foster better language teaching practices and methods for all its constituencies. The work of the LRC fits into the university-wide effort to encourage collaboration across the boundaries of departments, disciplines, and schools.

Home to a number of less commonly taught languages and to digital resources used to support instruction in all of Columbia’s language offerings, the LRC enables the university to increase the number of languages taught, encourage the adoption of innovative language pedagogy, and deepen the opportunities and context for language study available to students.