Mutlimedia Foreign Language Learning Labs
The Multimedia Language Learning Lab is here to provide foreign language and English as a Foreign/Second Language students a helpful, supportive environment where they can complete work and activities related to their Spanish, German, French, and ESL/EFL classes. Our aim is to take advantage of technological advances in language instruction by providing a multimedia environment with opportunities for independent learning and research. Technology combines with human guidance, encouragement, and authentic intercultural contact to enhance language competence and motivate broader and deeper appreciation of both language and culture.
Resource materials available in the language learning labs include dictionaries, magazines, and DVDs in Spanish, French, German, and English. The titles available are listed under specific language headings. Equipment available in the language learning labs include:
- PCs with internet access
- wireless technology available
- academic materials
- software programs to improve your grammar and pronunciation in the languages offered by our department
- about 200 DVDs to promote international culture awareness
- head sets
Multimedia materials may be checked out for lab use and some are available for overnight check-out (3 nights max). DVDs are usually available for check out.
Lab facilitators who are fluent in Spanish, French, German, and English are on duty in the both labs. If you are having difficulty understanding or completing your lab assignments, make an appointment! The facilitators are there to tutor assignments, technical orientation composition, revising composition, and exam review. However, remember that facilitators are needed by many students, so their time must be respected by scheduling an appointment for a tutoring session.
Lab facilitators must ensure that all students adhere to the language lab policies.