Facilities

LRC lab
 

LRC Computer Lab

  • 20-seat lab with dual-boot computers (Mac and Windows) 
  • Access to specialized software, including self-study language software, proofing tools and foreign language keyboards
  • Additional tables and chairs for quiet individual and group study 

Faculty are encouraged to reserve the lab for class when technology is essential. Use the lab for in-class learning activities, such as pronunciation/phonetics practice and collaborative multimedia projects, or for regular class meeting space.

Multimedia Studios (Rooms 6D, 6E, 6F, 6G)

  • Sound-proof multimedia studios with white board, DVD/VHS players, EyeTV (watch or record multiregional media)
  • Recommended for oral testing, audio/video recording and editing, Skype interviews
  • Seats 1-3 students

Small Group Room (Room 6A)

  • Same features as multimedia studios in a larger space (4-6 students), includes wallmounted widescreen TV
  • Great private space for tutoring, group projects, Skype video conferences

Lounge (Room 6)

 

  • Comfortable lounge with foreign newspapers (help yourself!) and books (take and return--honor code)
  • 18 channels of international cable TV with www.scola.org">http://www.scola.org">SCOLA and the Internet (programming from 80 countries; contact LRC for SCOLA online password)
  • Collaborative space with multiple tables and chairs
  • The lounge may be reserved for academic activities and/or social functions. Study abroad meetings, tutoring sessions, department meetings and teas, technology seminars, end-of-year gatherings and department at-homes are a few of the recent events held in the LRC lounge.

Main Desk

  • Circulation of LRC materials and course reserves (for faculty- or department-owned materials)
  • Equipment checkout: headsets/microphones, webcams, pocket video cameras, CD/tape players, mini-DV and VHS video cameras, slide projectors, etc.
  • Growing selection of learning materials, including videos, tapes, software, and dictionaries
  • LRC student consultants are available to offer support with language-learning strategies and technology for language learning.

Reserving the LRC

Any of the LRC spaces can be reserved. Find out how www.mtholyoke.edu/lrc/policies#reserving">https://www.mtholyoke.edu/lrc/policies#reserving">here.