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LRC Resources

These online resources designed by Alexandria Campus faculty in foreign languages are available to help you with your studies.

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Peer Language Tutors/ Conversation Partner Program

Did you know that you can get one hour per week free tutoring from native speakers in the language that you are studying? Visit AA160 and ask for a peer tutor. Tutors can work one-on-one or in study groups. If you need more practice in speaking, ask for a conversation partner. You can also meet a native speaker and have an opportunity to help their English conversation.

If you are a speaker or an advanced level student of a world language, visit AA160 to find out how you can become a World Language Peer Tutor or Conversation partner. It is a rewarding, volunteer job and a way to contribute to the world language learning community. It is also a great opportunity to meet native speakers of English who are curious about your language and culture.

Career Studies Certificate Program

The Liberal Arts Division has an Area Studies Program in a variety of international programs such as Chinese, Japanese and Latin America Studies. Find out more about this exciting program by searching NOVA's website.


MERLOT, Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching is a digital library that will help you find effective learning materials in whatever language you are studying. Type your language in the search field in the right top corner and go. (Ex. You are in French; type French language.) You will find drills, tutorials, texts and multimedia modules in the language that you are studying.

The resources in MERLOT include links to thousands of learning materials and sample assignments, which show how the materials could be used in the classroom. There are evaluations of the learning materials by other individual users and faculty panels. There are also links to people with common interests in a discipline, and in teaching and learning.

Conversation Partners

Conversation Partners is a free program where ESL students are invited to The Language Center (AA 160) during open lab hours to engage in conversation with World Languages students studying their languages. An ESL student who speaks native French would be paired with a student studying French. Students who are native speakers of any of the languages taught at NOVA are encouraged to come to the Language Center to volunteer for Conversation Partners.