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Dahlonega Language Lab

The mission of the Language Lab is to promote, enhance, and support language learning through the use of state-of-art language pedagogies and innovative technology.

The Language Lab supports language faculty and students by:
  • Facilitating and supporting the use of innovative technology-based instructional materials and language learning systems
  • Providing the assistance and training necessary to implement these materials and systems in language classes at the university
  • Providing on-site and web-based support

The primary role of the lab is to create an environment where students feel comfortable speaking the language they are learning, and where they can get the help they need in their journey to learn a second or third language. The lab is staffed with upper division language students and native speakers of the language that can help students with pronunciation, grammar, and their writing.  

Staff

Mariana Stone, Language Lab director

Nicolas Hu, Language Lab coordinator

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CONTACT INFO:

Email: languagelab-dah@ung.edu

Tel: (706) 864-1683

Hello Everyone! Your foreign language (1001 and 1002) classes are usually 4-credit-hour classes. Three of those four hours you complete in the classroom, the fourth hour you complete with us in the language lab. There is a total of six labs you must complete (some languages will have fewer number of labs). The six labs usually involve pair work since we want you to practice your speaking skills. The only difference between them is that three of them are completed in the lab and three can be completed from home.  

Main things to remember about each lab: 

  1. For most activities you have to work in pairs so find a partner quickly.
  2. Come to the lab early because if you wait till the last day it is due, the lab will be full. You have two weeks to complete each lab. Keep in mind that D2L goes down for maintenance too so don't wait till the last minute.
  3. Although you work in pairs, you submit your work individually. If you did the work and only your partner submits it then you will not get credit for it.
  4. The dropbox closes at 10 p.m. on the day that it is due but the lab closes at 4 on Friday so if you wait till 8 p.m. to start working and you have questions, we will not be able to help you.
  5.  Each course has a LAB TA assigned to your course, feel free to contact him or her for help, they are a great source of help.

Lab Contact Info:

Lab

Email

Telephone

Dahlonega/Cumming
Dunlap 317

languagelab-dah@ung.edu

(706) 864-1682

Gainesville
Nesbitt 4201

languagelab-gvl@ung.edu

(678) 717-3868

Oconee
Room 512

languagelab-ocn@ung.edu

(706) 310-6296

Go Animate
You will use this website to create your animated cartoons for some of your lab activities.

Mango Languages
This is a wonderful resource to accompany your language learning experience.  To access it you have to be in one of our language labs but it is free to any student using the lab.

Study Blue
Free flashcard maker that can handle words in other languages (including Chinese). You can study flashcards online, on your phone/tablet, or print them out. You can also create tests with multiple choice, true or false, and fill in the blank questions. Plus you can share your flashcard templates with friends to split up the effort of creating them!

Forvo
A search engine for pronunciations by native speakers in lots of languages. It is updated all the time. If you don't find the word you want to hear, you can request it to be pronounced for you once you set up an account for free.

WordReference
Online dictionary for several languages. It has a forum for grammar concepts and vocabulary discussed by native and advanced speakers. Plus it has verb conjugation charts.

Conjuguemos
Lots of free activities, worksheets, and flashcards for practicing vocabulary, verb conjugations, and grammar in several languages. Plus they have really cute frogs all over the website to cheer you up!

Tex's FrenchGrammar
Free French grammar lessons and worksheets with illustrations of a cute armadillo and his friends to help demonstrate the concepts. Plus they have verb charts, verb conjugation practice, pronunciation tutorials, listening comprehension videos, and recorded vocabulary lists so you can hear how to say the words.

StudySpanish
Lots of free Spanish activities and lessons on pronunciation, grammar, conjugations, and vocabulary. Plus they have some free quizzes too.

Livemocha
Kind of like Facebook meets Rosetta Stone. Free practice activities in many languages. Plus you can chat written and orally with native speakers from all over the world.

Share the wealth!

Do you know of any useful websites for learning languages? Share them with the language lab assistants and we'll post them here!

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