Language Learning Center


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The Language Learning Center (LLC) is a state-of-the-art, multimedia, digital language lab designed to support the foreign language, ESL, and ASL courses. The LLC supports the teaching and learning of languages by assembling language learning technologies and by providing a place for language classes to take place, where faculty receive training and support in the use of instructional technology, and where students can work on assignments related to their language classes.The Hampton facility consists of a lab/classroom, a reception/circulation area, and a media server room.


Mission Statement

The mission of the LLC is to enhance the teaching and learning of foreign language and language-related courses via the use of current technology. Using multimedia equipment and software, students have access to a variety of resources ranging from audio files, videos, movie clips, and the Internet to electronic workbooks, online learning centers, e-mail with native-speaking pen-pals, and chats in the target language.

Students practice their language skills by interacting with their instructors and with each other and by working independently. Instructors supplement their traditional teaching methods with technology to actively involve students in real-life language learning experiences.


Hampton Campus Lab
Templin Hall Room 912
(757) 825-2988Fall / Spring Hours:

  • Monday: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Thursday: 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Friday: 9:00AM-12:00PM

Historic Triangle Lab
Room 234

  • Hours by Appointment

Contact:

Resources

  • Faculty Resource Page
    • Technology Training Workshop
    • Genesis System Training
  • Language Student Resources
  • Resources by LanguageSpanish

    French

    • Conjuguemos.comThe site stores a large amount of vocabulary exercises and practice activities, especially in the area of conjugating French verbs.

    German

    • Conjuguemos.comThe site stores a large amount of vocabulary exercises and practice activities, especially in the area of conjugating German verbs.
    • The University of Iowa Sounds of Spoken LanguageThis site contains animated libraries of the phonetic sounds of English, German and Spanish. Available for each consonant and vowel is an animated articulatory diagram.

    ESL

  • Technology training workshops are conducted by the language lab supervisor.
  • The Genesis system is the language lab software used at the Hampton campus language lab. Training on this system is available for language instructors and is offered by the language lab supervisor.
  • The Sanako system is the language lab software used at the Historic Triangle campus language lab. Training on this system is available for language instructors and is offered by the language lab supervisor.

Lab Reservation Requests

All lab reservation requests must be submitted via e-mail. The request should include the date, time, course title and campus.

After the request has been processed, it should appear on the LLC Google Calendar within 24 hours. The lab address is languagelab@tncc.edu



Policies

  • Be enrolled in a foreign language or language related courses at TNCC or be a TNCC Faculty or Staff member;
  • All lab users must sign-in at front desk kiosk;
  • All lab patrons must show current picture ID upon request of an LLC staff member;
  • Lab patrons should turn OFF cell phone ringers and leave the lab to hold cell phone conversations;
  • Limit printing to no more than five (5) pages per document unless special permission is obtained from an LLC staff;
  • Leave workstation in a neat and orderly condition with the chair pushed forward;
  • Workstations should be not be used for non-language related purposes;
  • Lab patrons should refrain from bringing food, chewing gum, candy, or drinks (including water) into the LLC, It is not permitted;

FAQ:

  • Q: I am interested in taking ESL classes. Where can I receive information about the enrollment process?
  • A: All questions regarding ESL placement tests, enrollment or registration should go to the TNCC Welcome Center (757) 825-2827.