Housing approximately 60 multimedia workstations and 14 video viewing stations, the Fletcher Jones Language Commons is the heart of the Language Center. Served by two high performance PC and Macintosh file servers, the Language Commons facilitates the integration of cutting edge computer technology and learning methodologies at USC.
In roughly equal configurations of Apple Power Macintosh G5s, featuring OS X, and Dell AMD Athlon X2 PCs featuring Windows XP, The Language Commons offers language learners quality interactive multimedia created at USC and commercially with fast ethernet (1G) connections that allow for high-speed web searching. Each workstation has stereo sound input and output. All Power Macintosh G5s feature CDR/DVD-ROM drives for full motion digital video and audio. PC's feature CD-RW/DVD-ROM drives. 20", flat screen LCD monitors and large work surfaces facilitate group work as well as individual work.
Although The Language Commons is open to the entire USC community, currently enrolled modern language students have priority use of the facilities without any time restrictions.