What is the LACC?
The primary purpose of the LACC is to enhance the foreign language skills of students through the use of various media.  The LACC also provides a space for group study.  All Philadelphia University students are welcome to use the LACC, but students currently enrolled in foreign language courses receive priority for the use of equipment.  Additionally the LACC provides information on local cultural events.

Where is the LACC?
Search Hall Room 305 (2nd floor)
Philadelphia University
School House Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497
Phone (215) 951-6813

 What are the LACC’s Hours?
The LACC is open when Search Hall is open.  However, Safety and Security requires that after normal business hours, students must work in pairs in all university computer labs.

Monday –Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday   8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 12.00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

What time will the instructors and staff be at the LACC or Ravenhill Mansion to provide assistance?

Prof. Siegfried Boettjer:  M & W: 12:00-1:00 p.m. RM:304
Prof. Eiko Carr:  M & W: 2:00-2:50 p.m.  
Prof. John Farquhar:  
M, W & F: 1:00-1:30 p.m. RM:304
Prof. Farida Ferradji:  W & F: 12:00-1:00 p.m. RM:304
Prof. Maria Peale:  M & W: 8:00-9:00 a.m. & 12:00-4:00 p.m.        F: 8:00-9:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. SH:305                      
Prof. Tulante: M, W & F: 11:00pm-12:00pm RM:203                      Prof. Zuccagni: M, W & F: 11:00am-12:30pm RM:304
Grad. Assistant :

SH: Search Hall-305, Language and Cultural Center.                      RM: Ravenhill Mansion.

 What resources are available in the LACC?
See our Resources page!

How do I register for a Foreign Language Course?
How many years of study has the student completed prior to coming to Philadelphia University?

-  No previous study of a foreign language: Level I course

- Two (2) years of study or less: Level I course

- Three (3) years of study: Level II course

- Four (4) years of study - Level III course

Native speakers of French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish should sign up for a foreign language other than their own or arrange to take a challenge exam in their native language.

How do I find a foreign language tutor?
Tutoring is available at no cost to students at Philadelphia University in the Learning and Advising Center.  Students may scheduled individual appointments with tutors and may also participate in conversation groups with a native speaker.

Students who need support with English should contact the Learning & Advising Center for assistance.

For additional information please call (215) 951-2799.  Also you can visit the website at 

Where can I learn about opportunities for international study?
For information on approved programs and requirements please contact the Study Abroad Office at (215) 951-2815 or

Students interested in international programs are strongly encouraged to take a foreign language courses prior to studying abroad.