Crimson staff writer
Charlotte R. Rediker
As you cross the threshold of the Central Square store, you’re greeted by soft rock playing on an old radio and floor-to-ceiling shelves packed with products.
Armed with a $12,000 grant from the Culture Lab Innovation Fund, Mary L. DiSalvo, the Language Center manager, hopes that the program will provide students with an opportunity to practice low-commitment language learning with each other.
The seminar’s emphasis on house-based learning and community recalls the now-defunct House Seminars, which were for-credit courses sponsored by individual residential houses.