The Paul and Edith Cooper International Learning Center (CILC) is an educational laboratory and social center which enables students, faculty, staff, and community members to build proficiency in world languages, consider new perspectives, and explore cultures. We promote language learning and teaching through professional development and student support, while connecting people and organizations to encourage collaborative research and the internationalization of liberal arts education.
CILC computers support input and output in Arabic, Russian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, and Italian. A variety of technology—Skype, Audacity, and Second Life, for example—promotes interaction with people in distant parts of the world.
The lab also has birds that chirp and a fish tank that gurgles; ambient noises that put people at ease when making their own sounds.