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Posted by: anave | September 14, 2007 Comments Off on Welcome! |

Hello, and welcome to the Chinese Language Blog! My name is Andy, and here I will offer my help in learning more about the Chinese language and culture. Every week there will be a new post talking about the resources available at the LLC.
This week I’ll introduce to you the rooms that make up the LLC, as well as the Chinese resources available on the website.

The LLC is located in the Smullin basement, room 18B (Across the hall from the lower entrance) and contains computers and equipment stocked with useful language learning software. Each computer also has a web cam and microphone, in case you want to record or make a video. There are also a few viewing rooms that are part of the LLC, and you can use them to watch foreign videos with your classmates or friends. (please reserve these in advance) I will go into more depth about these rooms and the equipment in my later posts.
The LLC website is located at http://www.willamette.edu/wits/llc, and is also the homepage of any computers in the LLC. There is a lot of interesting information on the website, but for now let’s look at the Chinese section. To do so, click on the red tab marked “Chinese”, located near the top of the page. The Chinese main page contains information about the Chinese/Japanese department, as well as some interesting and useful links to outside sites. The navigator tabs on the left will allow you to look around the Chinese part of the LLC website.
Here’s a quick overview of the site:
Main: This tab takes you to the main page of the Chinese section, the page you are on now.
Culture: This page has links to sites introducing Chinese culture, divided into the general culture of China, art, and music.
Current Courses: A list of Chinese-related courses currently being offered, as well as a link to blackboard.
Media: This page has links to Chinese TV, newspapers, magazines, and radio, as well as a list of Chinese movies available at the library.
References: Offers links to Chinese dictionaries and various online learning tools.
Writing and Grammar: This page has a tutorial on how to configure your computer to type in Chinese, which is very helpful when just starting out.
Thanks for reading! If you found this helpful, come back next Friday for another update!

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