The Language Resource Center (LRC) supports and promotes the teaching and learning of languages, cultures, and literatures within the Gettysburg College community in accordance with Gettysburg College's broad mission to help students to realize their full potential as responsible citizens by cultivating sensitivity to the human condition, promoting a global perspective, and supporting effective communication skills. The LRC primarily supports this mission in the five following ways:
1. The LRC provides leadership and excellence in the application, creation, and dissemination of innovations with respect to language teaching and learning technology, facilitation of student development toward global and responsible citizenship, and language learning across the curriculum. To this end, the LRC provides support for students, faculty, and staff who use second and foreign languages in their studies, teaching, research, and daily lives.
2. The LRC endorses and advances faculty and student research into second language acquisition-based language pedagogy and assessment.
3. The LRC provides a physical space that promotes international exchange and community. This space supports both formal and informal learning opportunities and interactions such as collaborative student activities, lectures, workshops, tutoring, social interaction, and presentations related to the study of languages.
4. The LRC provides support for the study of languages not taught at the College.
5. The LRC provides language support for students preparing for and returning from study abroad programs.