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The Language Resource Center

The Language Resource Center (L.R.C.) is a multimedia facility open to all students, dedicated to the learning and practicing of languages. A unique, devoted space on campus, the L.R.C. provides high-quality materials and resources with a wide range of activities offered to suit all needs.

Centre de Ressources Linguistiques

Whether it be to supplement language courses, to prepare for an exam, discover a culture or improve business vocabulary, the L.R.C. is equipped to put a wide variety of resources at the disposal of all students. Students can benefit from individually-tailored advice and support, allowing them to progress in their speaking abilities at their own pace and in the best possible conditions.

The L.R.C. is open 50 hours each week for students to drop-in with no need to make an appointment.

The L.R.C. is available to provide:

  • 800 DVDs available in 17 languages
  • 300 CD/DVD-ROMs and Audio CDs in 23 languages
  • 850 Language method text books (for language exam preparations, assessment tests, business languages, grammar, etc.) covering 24 languages.

The L.R.C. is located in the L Building (just above the Medical Center) and is open Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 8 pm.

With regular visits to the L.R.C., students can substantially improve their listening and written comprehension, their grammar and vocabulary skills – and much more - thanks to the additional activities and services available.

For more information, visit the L.R.C.’s website and follow the L.R.C. on  and

Speakeasy (conversation)

The L.R.C. provides the opportunity to participate in conversation sessions to speak about subjects such as leisure, hobbies or current affairs in the language that is being learnt. These sessions guarantee improvement in confidence of expression.

Speakeasy Sessions are conducted in groups of up to 8 people. They are led by a native speaker of the designated language who welcomes discussions on a wide variety of topics. Help with grammar, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions is given at the end of each session.

Speakeasy Sessions are aimed at a people of an Intermediate level (B1/B2) up to Advanced level (B2/C1), taking place in the Speakeasy room (near the Language Resource Center).

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e-CV Clinic (CV proofreading service)

In collaboration with the Career Service, the Language Resource Center offers proofreading of any application documents in English, French and other languages.

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One-2-One by Hablo (language exchange program)

Created by students at HEC, for HEC, Hablo is a brand-new interface tested this year which aims to create partnerships between learners and native speakers to improve their language skills. The L.R.C. selects a buddy to suit each participant and support is offered throughout the process.

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TOEFL® Prep’ (TOEFL® training)

To maximize success in the TOEFL® exam, the LRC offers help preparing with the assistance of an experienced English reader available to small groups of students.

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