The Stanford Language Center is located in Building 30 in Stanford's Main Quad. The building has undergone historic renovation in light of the incredible damage sustained during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Its restoration provides the best example of early California architecture and furnishings on the Stanford campus.
The administrative offices of the Center reflect turn-of-the-century Stanford with original woodworking, light fixtures, and furnishings. The office furniture of the first President of Stanford University, David Starr Jordan, is used by the Director. The Director's conference room is also furnished with original Stanford pieces, including a display case from the Stanford museum, a blackboard from Old Chemistry, and high back chairs.
The classrooms also reflect turn-of-the-century Stanford — the 21st century, that is. The classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia technology, including DVD, enhanced academic television, and internet access. The building also houses language teaching materials, recording equipment for live foreign language broadcasts, and computer workstations for the use of our teaching staff.