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    Hellems Location Map
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    ALTEC Room Map
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    Media Library
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    PC Classroom
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    Mac Classroom

Location

The Anderson Language & Technology Center on the University of Colorado Boulder campus is home to language materials, classrooms with support, and instructional development facilities. We are located to the south of Norlin Quad, in the Hellems Arts & Sciences Building, west of the UMC. Our center, which is located on the first floor, consists of a library, two classrooms, and three development rooms.

The Multimedia Library

The ALTEC Multimedia Library, located in Hellems 159, is a language education resource center for the University of Colorado. This resource library contains a large collection of foreign language films, textbooks, magazines, CDs, books, news and other language learning materials from around the world. The library was designed with the language student in mind and because of this, we supply all of the latest technology that one might need to excel in one's target language. This includes 7 PC and 7 Mac desktop computers in the library as well as electronics available for loan such as laptops, laptop adaptors, video cameras, microphones, and iPads. Our highly trained student staff is ready to assist you.

In addition, the members of our student staff are also native speakers of and study a wide range of languages including English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Tibetan. If you have an interest in practicing your oral and listening skills, stop by the front desk to chat with our student staff in your target language.

Within the library we have a set of long tables, and a divided space (the Cube) that can be reserved; each area can seat 10 individuals. When you are ready to make a reservation, please view the schedules and stop by the front desk or email altec@colorado.edu.

Library Hours

Fall and Spring Schedule

Mon-Thur: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Summer Schedule

Mon-Thur: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Media Library Closures

Library is closed during holidays and fall and spring break. Library will be closed August 1st-19th.

PC Classroom

The PC Classroom has a capacity of 39 and is used for watching films, teleconferencing, and computer-assisted language learning activities. It is located directly across from the Norlin Quad entrance to Hellems. This smart classroom is set up for both individual and group activities and is equipped with 18 PC laptops, 8 touchscreen PC desktops and a projector. When you are ready to make a reservation, please view the schedule and then email altec@colorado.edu. Please read our policies for more information about how you can use this classroom.

HLMS 152 PC Classroom

HLMS 152 PC Classroom

Mac Classroom

The Mac Classroom found in Hellems 145 has a capacity of 38 and is the Macintosh version of the PC classroom. This classroom has 12 Mac laptops for students, 6 large-screen Mac desktop computers for group work and a projector for film or computer instruction. This room is generally open to students, but can be reserved for classes and other events. When you are ready to make a reservation, please view the schedule and then email altec@colorado.edu. It is always a good idea to verify for yourself that you can do everything you are intending to in the room. Reservations can only start being made four weeks before the semester starts, although earlier requests by language groups may be considered. Please read our policies for more information about reservations.

HLMS 145 Mac Classroom

HLMS 145 Mac Classroom

Development Rooms

There are three development rooms available at the back of room 152 which are used for a variety of activities and can accommodate two individuals each. The recording studio provides an excellent environment for recording native speakers, or interviews. The tutor room is often used for private instruction or a quiet area for office hours. The development room has a PC and Mac setup with specialized software and a scanner for creating language materials. All of these rooms come with easy access to ALTEC's technical staff and help. These rooms can be reserved by looking at their schedule (recording studiotutor room, and development room) and then stopping by the front desk or emailing altec@colorado.edu.

HLMS 152-A Recording Studio

HLMS 152-A Recording Studio

    

HLMS 152-B Tutor Room

HLMS 152-B Tutor Room

    

HLMS 152-C Development Room

HLMS 152-C Development Room