Language Commons

Spaces and Resources for Language Learning

Language Commons & Alcove

The Language Commons & Alcove: spaces for language and culture learning

To reserve space in the Language Commons for a language or culture activity, please review our calendar and request a reservation.

Click here for a virtual tour of the Commons.


A few of the LC's resources, available to UVA students & faculty:

  • an active, welcoming, language-focused environment for discussion, class visits, events, and study 
  • technology and moveable furniture to support language and culture events
  • ibtiKart instructional resource cart supporting interactive class activities, games, discussions, and prototyping
  • international TV & music access via Roku
  • multilingual lending library
  • international games collection
  • ePortfolio Peer Consultant hours
  • screen-sharing and presentation capabilities
  • Mac and PC workstations
  • Virtual Reality headsets

The Language Commons regularly hosts activities to support and engage the UVA language learning community, often in cooperation with language programs and student organizations. Find events via our facebook page and events calendar.