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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 and Technology Center at the University of Colorado Boulder is home to language learning materials, classrooms with staff support, and instructional development facilities. We are located on the south side of Norlin Quad, in the Hellems Arts & Sciences Building, just west of the University Memorial Center (UMC). ALTEC, located on the first floor and wheelchair accessible on the west side of the building, consists of the Hive, two classrooms, and three development rooms.

The Hive

The ALTEC Hive (Hellems 159) is a language exchange, collaboration, and resource space for the University of Colorado. The Hive, previously known as the Multimedia Library, contains a large collection of foreign language films, textbooks, magazines, CDs, books, and other language learning materials from around the world. The Hive 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 seven PC and seven Mac desktop computers 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.

Our highly trained student staff--native speakers and students of a wide range of languages--are ready to assist you. Please stop by the front desk to say hello and see if they speak your target language.

Within the Hive we have a set of long tables, and a divided space (The Cube) that can be reserved; each area can seat seat ten individuals. All of our furniture is moveable and we welcome people of all abilities and backgrounds. When you are ready to make a reservation, please view the schedules then stop by the front desk, or email altec@colorado.edu. These spaces are used for groups meetings, playing games, office hours, project planning sessions, study groups, tutoring, and language events such as coffee and conversation meetups. 

Hive Hours

Fall, spring, and summer hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:30am-6:00pm; Fridays, 8:30am-4:00pm
Life Language Lounge & Library is closed on national holidays and campus breaks. 

PC Classroom

The PC Classroom (Hellems 152) 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 then email altec@colorado.edu. Reservations are available four weeks prior to the beginning of the semester, though earlier requests by language groups may be considered. 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 (Hellems 145) has a capacity of 38 and is similar to the PC Classroom. This space has 12 Mac laptops, 6 large-screen Mac desktop computers for group work, and a projector for teleconferencing, viewing films, and computer instruction. This room is generally open to students for daily use, but can be reserved for classes and other events. When you are ready to make a reservation, please view the schedule then email altec@colorado.edu. Reservations are available four weeks prior to the beginning of the semester, though 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. These rooms can be used for a variety of activities and accommodate two people 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 digitizing language learning materials. ALTEC staff is always on hand to offer technological support. To reserve one of the development rooms, please view the schedule (recording studiotutor roomdevelopment room) then stop by the front desk in the Multimedia Library, or email 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