About the Language Lab

 

PLEASE NOTE: due to the COVID-19 situation, the lab is currently closed. Students can arrange oral practices with monitors by phone or via Skype. Please contact Leah Boudreau for more information (Leah.Boudreau@msvu.ca)

 

Language courses require students to spend some time practicing in the Language Lab every week. Many written assignments and some class tests also have a listening component, which is done in the lab. The Language Lab is open to students on a drop-in basis, except for the conversation groups with monitors, which you have to make an appointment. Monitors (senior students) are there to help you, not to grade you.

The Language Lab is located in Seton Academic Centre, room 317. It has 25 computers equipped with CD/DVD and Language Programs for student use, as well as a flat screen TV.

In the Lab, you can…

  • Take the French Placement Test if you are new to our French program
  • Work at your own pace in an informal, friendly atmosphere
  • Practice listening and speaking using Audacity
  • Practice your pronunciation and vocabulary using Yabla and Rosetta Stone
  • Work on the exercises from the Lab manual used in your courses
  • Receive immediate feedback from lab monitors
  • Create, spell-check, revise with Antidote and print your assignments
  • Consult the reference library of real and on-line dictionaries and grammars
  • Watch course-related videos and movies in the language you study
  • Listen to French and Spanish music
  • Browse magazines and newspapers in French, Spanish, and Chinese
  • And more!

Summer 2020 schedule

Leah Boudreau is the lab supervisor from May 22-August 21 – leah.boudreau@msvu.ca.

For an appointment with a French monitor, please contact leah.boudreau@msvu.ca

For an appointment with a Spanish monitor, please contact the lab supervisor, Leah Boudreau; she will put you in contact with the Spanish monitor.