The Language and Culture Center

The University of San Francisco created the Language and Culture Center (LCC) Writing Center to supplement Modern and Classical Language coursework and further assist students in their French, Japanese or Spanish writing skills.

Our team fosters creativity and student engagement with the cultural and social issues of the countries from which languages are taught in the University.

Writing Centers

Feeling stuck or stumped on an MCL writing assignment? Check out our Writing Centers to learn how to set up a one-on-one appointment.

Resource Room

The Language and Culture Center (LCC) Resource Room, located on the ground floor of Cowell Hall G02, provides assistance to students, tutors, and faculty with media requests for all fourteen languages offered by Modern Classical Languages (MCL) and English courses offered by the Academic English for Multilingual Students program.


Cowell Hall G02
Mon.–Thu. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Student Resources

Students can view material in Cowell Hall G02 during our office hours. MCL tutors can borrow specific media assigned to them by their faculty. Walk-ins are welcomed, but reservations are preferred. Please contact in advance so that we have time to prepare the resources you need.

Gleeson Library media reservations made by Faculty will be put on hold for short-term sign outs. Please contact Gleeson Library Reserves in advance to ensure your titles are not checked out as there may be multiple requests made during the semester. Students can also search the library for titles available that have been put on reserve by faculty.


Tutors from all languages are eligible to sign out CD, DVD/VHS, Textbooks and Literature from the Resource Room. Advanced reservations are recommended. Please contact for more information.

Interested in becoming a tutor?


There are 23 computers available for all MCL & AEM Faculty and students in the CO G25 classroom. The space is available for computer instruction use only. Faculty must be present at all times as there are no open lab hours.


CO G25
Mon., Wed., & Fri. 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Faculty Resources

At the request of Faculty, software is installed once correct licensing is obtained at the beginning of every semester. Audacity, Skype, Robo Sensei, Insight and Deep Freeze are installed on all of these computers. In order to maximize the use of these applications, two workshops have been organized at the beginning of each semester. It is recommended that Faculty attend these workshops prior to using the software. A dry run is recommended before using these computer resources.

Additional Faculty training is available through CIT. Contact John Bansavich (, Ken Yoshioka ( or Eileen Lai ( to schedule Mac/PC Lab training.

Access to Cowell Hall G25

Faculty members are required to use their USF ID cards to gain access to the room. An individual alarm code is assigned to each faculty member in order to access the classroom. Please contact for additional training and orientation information.