Language Commons

Spaces and Resources for Language Learning

Language Commons Spaces

The Language Commons & Alcove

(New Cabell Hall 298 Suite)

The Language Commons is a welcoming space for language learning and intercultural communication activities at UVA. ‚ÄčReview our calendar and request a reservation to reserve space for a language or culture activity. Take a Virtual Tour of the LC

Language Commons Resources at a Glance:

  • a language-focused environment for active learning 
  • space and resources to support class sessions and activities
  • moveable, flexible furniture to foster collaboration and communication
  • ePortfolio Peer Consultant hours
  • instructional design support from A&S Learning Design & Technology
  • ibtiKart instructional resource cart supporting interactive class activities, games, discussions, and prototyping
  • multilingual lending library and international games collection
  • immersive learning technologies (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality)
  • screen-sharing and presentation capabilities
  • Mac and PC workstations
  • international TV & music access, inclu

The Language Lab 

(NCH 299, M-F 9am-5pm & by appt)

The 24-station Language Lab facilitates collaborative, interactive learning activities for UVA language courses. Popular activities in the lab include pairing/grouping students for conversation, recording students for self-assessment, oral exams, subtitling activities, and dubbing. Learn more about the lab space, coordinator, and assistants, or schedule a consultation. Click here to reserve the lab.


The Simple Video Studio  

(NCH 277, open by reservation) 

An easy-to-use video recording studio for faculty and student use. Reservations are highly recommended, and have priority.