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Instructor Services

Instruction, Information, Communication, and Collaboration

The Language Lab supports all instructors and TAs in the Language Center by facilitating collaboration and communication.

  • Digital Language Lab Daily: Automatically generated content using, including a collection of articles from a Twitter List.
  • DLL Twitter : A live twitter feed of Digital Language Lab followers. Information on computer-assisted language learning and technology integrated language curricula.


Training and Documentation

The Lab offers training and consulting on integrating technology and Language Lab activities into their class curriculum. For example, we can provide training on creating online assessments in Canvas and/or using video capture for classes. We also provide training, consultation, and orientation workshops to help instructors integrate technology and equipment in the Language Lab into their classroom environment. Training and consultation could also include in-class video conferences or media production by instructors.  All instructors using Lab classrooms or creating audio response assignments are strongly encouraged to request an orientation for their class at the Language Lab in the beginning of the quarter.

How can we take advantage of the Language Lab classrooms? For more information, please see the facilities page.

Lathrop198: Internet activities/projects, group discussion, group work, online audio

Lathrop 197: Student presentations

Lathrop 191: Small group discussions and group collaborations, student presentation,

Technology Enhanced Teaching Resources

The Language lab is constantly searching for new resources which might be useful for instructors. Some of the websites and organizations we follow are:

CALICO: The Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium is an international organization dedicated to research and development in the use of computer technology in language learning: computer-assisted language learning (CALL).

IALLT: The International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) was established in 1965. IALLT is a professional organization whose members provide leadership in the development, integration, evaluation and management of instructional technology for the teaching and learning of language, literature and culture. Its strong sense of community promotes the sharing of expertise in a variety of educational contexts.

ACTFL: The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.

NFLRCs: There are fifteen LRCs, supported by grants under Title VI of the Higher Education Act, creating a national network of resources to promote the teaching and learning of foreign languages. Led by nationally and internationally recognized language professionals, LRCs create language learning and teaching materials, offer professional development opportunities for teachers and instructors, and conduct research on foreign language learning.

TESOL International Association: The TESOL International Association’s mission is to advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.

CLAC: The Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Movement intends to make global competence a reality for students and to create alliances among educators to share practices and find ways to incorporate an international dimension in curricula, and, more generally, to achieve internationalization goals.