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

      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.

      Online Language Learning Resources

        Locations and Hours

        • Central Campus

          Spanish conversation hour with Jorge Koochoi:

          • Mondays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
        • Levine Campus

          The following hours indicate when a language facilitator is available. You may use this lab on your own at other times as well.

          Levine Campus language lab hours:

          TBD

        Language Lab Policies

        • Language Lab Usage Policy

          Use LabTrack to track when you check-in to the lab, the course the lab time was assigned, and more.

          This policy applies to both the Central Campus and Levine Campus Language Labs:

          • The language lab is to be used for language study tutoring/activities.
          • Students are welcome in the lab use the computers, but in order to get tutoring, they need to make an appointment with a tutor.
          • Tutoring sessions are generally limited to 30 minutes in length.
          • Students are allowed to have two hours total tutoring per week, per subject.
          • No food or drinks allowed in the language lab.
          • A current Central Piedmont ID card issued to the student is required to check out materials.
          • Students must have a Central Piedmont login account to access lab computers (activate your account here if needed).
          • No guests or children are allowed in the language lab. The lab is open only to students registered for language lab.
          • Phones must be turned off upon entering the lab.
          • The language lab telephone is not for student use.
          • Computer/internet use is for course-related activities only. Printing must be class-related.
          • Study quietly, respecting other students using the lab.
          • You may receive an interim suspension from the language lab for any infraction of the policy or disrespectful behavior.
        • Appointment Rules

          In order to get tutoring in the language lab, students are required to book an appointment with a tutor. Students are not allowed to attend a tutoring session instead of their classes.

          Appointments rules:

          • In order to get help, make an appointment with a tutor.
          • Tutoring sessions are generally limited to 30 minutes in length.
          • Students are allowed to have two hours tutoring total per week, per subject.
          • Appointments will not be scheduled over the phone, you must schedule them online
          • Please contact the language lab if you have to cancel your appointment at least two hours before your session.
          • Once your tutoring session has ended you may be asked to leave so that other students waiting can start their tutoring session.

          Plan and organize your time:

          • Make an appointment as soon as you need help with an assignment, or study for a quiz or a test.
          • Come ready with all relevant information to the tutoring session such as study guides, or assignments.
          • Provide instructions from your instructor such rubric.

          Know your assignment:

          • Be very familiar with your course assignment by reviewing all of your work thoroughly before meeting with a tutor.
          • Students are encouraged to try to complete the assignment so that the tutors can review your work and help to make corrections in the needed areas.
        • Online Lab Assignment Requirements

          • Students are required to complete their language assignments per language course.
          • Students in Spanish, French, and German may complete Lab assignments at home or at Central Piedmont.
          • Spanish, French, and German assignments are on Blackboard.
          • Students who use computers in an open computer lab or campus library to complete lab assignments will need to provide their own headsets. All specified assignments must be completed by set deadlines indicated on syllabus.
          • Missing assignments will result in a failing grade for the lab.
          • Lab grade will mirror the course grade as long as all assignments have been completed.
          • Students may not retake the lab portion of the course without the accompanying language course. Both must be completed before continuing to higher level course.
          • Students with a Central Piedmont ID card may check out foreign language videos and DVDs for a period of three nights.

        French

        German

        Spanish

        English as a Second Language

        • Instructional DVDs for ESL

          Grammar I:

          • EDVD 1 "Grammar for All: English"- Interactive testing, instant accessibility to key content areas, helpful resources such as grammar guides, sample sentences and an overview of Standard Edited American English (SEAE).
          • EDVD 2 "The Standard Deviants: English Grammar, Part 1"
          • EDVD 3 "The Standard Deviants: English Compositions"
          • EDVD 4 "The Standard Deviants: English Punctuation, Part1"
          • EDVD 5 "Public Speaking"- There are segments on organizing presentations, creating outlines, practicing, voice projection, audience control, and self confidence. Learn techniques for delivering high-impact presentations without stress. 60 min.
          • EDVD 6 "Punctuation Power"- This DVD explains rules for periods, semicolons, apostrophes, dashes, parentheses, and more. 26 min.

          Grammar II:

          • EV 24 Grammar II class with Karen Stanley- Begin Mid-sentence Adverbs
          • EV 25 Grammar II class with Karen Stanley- Adverbs and Begin Past Perfect
          • EV 28 Grammar II class with Karen Stanley- Modals; Ask Permission and Assistance
          • EV 29 Grammar II class with Karen Stanley- Can, Could, May
          • EV 30 Grammar II class with Karen Stanley- Should, Ought, To/Had, Better Necessity; Review Necessity Intro Prohibition Lack Necessity
          • EV 31 Grammar II class with Karen Stanley- Logical Conclusion Must Intro Preference
          • EV 32 Grammar II class with Karen Stanley- Preference
          • EV 33 Grammar II class with Karen Stanley- Passive Voice, Passive Transitive
          • EV 34 Grammar II class with Karen Stanley- Adjective Clauses, Person, Subject, Object Restrictive, Non-restrictive
          • EV 35 Grammar II class with Karen Stanley- Noun Clause
          • EV 36 & 37 Grammar II class with Karen Stanley- Adjective Clauses, Person, subject, object
          • EV 38 Grammar II Adjective Clauses- Review and Possessive Noun Clauses
          • EV 40 Composition Practice

          Grammar III:

          • EV 74 & 74B Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- Overview and Introduction Part 1 & Part 2
          • EV 75 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- Simple Present and Present Progressive
          • EV 76 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- Irregular Verbs, Review of Simple, Past and Past Progressive
          • EV 77 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- Review of Past Tenses and Future Time
          • EV 78 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- Completion of Review and Preparation for Quiz
          • EV 79 & 80 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- Use of Present Perfect and Present Perfect versus Present Perfect Progressive
          • EV 81 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- For and Since Non Progressive Verbs; Transitive verbs
          • EV 82 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley Continuing and Repeated Action with "Since"
          • EV 84 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley Choosing the Correct Verb Tense
          • EV 83 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley Habit versus Repeated Action; Verbs "Teach," "Work," and "Live"
          • EV 87 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley Mid-sentence Adverbs; "Yet" and "Still"
          • EV 88 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley Past Perfect Rules
          • EV 89 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley Past Perfect versus Present Perfect
          • EV 90 and 91Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- Review of Quiz
          • EV 92 and 93 and 94 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- Modal Auxiliaries Verbs, Advice, Necessity
          • EV 95 and 95 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- Modal Auxiliaries, Lack of Necessity, Prohibition, Logical conclusion, Review and Preferences
          • EV 99 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- Passive versus Active Voice
          • EV 101 and 102 and 103 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- Adjective Clauses, Relative Pronoun as Subject or Object of Clause
          • EV 104 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- Noun Clauses Making Noun Clauses from "-wh" Questions
          • EV 105 Grammar III class with Karen Stanley- Noun Clauses If/Whether/That Comb. Sent with Adjective or Noun Clauses
        • Online English as a Second Language Practice

        • TOEFL Preparation I and II

          The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is used by many colleges, universities, and professions to test ability in academic and professional English. The TOEFL Preparation courses teach academic and professional language for non-native speakers of English with an emphasis on reading, listening, speaking, writing, and test-taking skills.

          For more information about the Academic (for-credit) ESL courses, please visit the foreign languages courses page.