Welcome to the Yamada Language Center

We are the University of Oregon's resource center for language teaching and learning. UO offers regular (BA-satisfying) courses in 19 modern and classical languages, and additional instruction in 8 others.

The Yamada Language Center (YLC) supports faculty and students in Romance Languages, East Asian Languages, German and Scandinavian, Linguistics, REEES, Arabic Studies, and the American English Institute.

YLC is also the home for the Selfstudy Language Program, an innovative program for the study of less commonly taught languages—if 3 students or more suggest a language, we find a qualified tutor and put together a program.

For students in regular language classes, you'll find audio and video materials associated with your course in our Virtual Language Lab (duckID required). Voiceboards speaking assignments are usually done through your Blackboard or Canvas course.

For students in the Selfstudy Language Program and others, you'll find your course material in ANVILL, YLC's own tool for lesson planning and delivery.

Links to YLC's core services (room reservations, computer lab, virtual language lab, etc.) can be found on this main page.  Let us help you make your language teaching/learning more meaningful and productive. Don't hesitate to contact us with questions.