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Gainesville 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.  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

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 a lesser 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. 

 

Staff

  •  Mariana Stone, Language Lab director
  •  Dr. Noelle Wynne, Language Lab coordinator

Location and Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 a lesser 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 tree of them are completed in the lab and three can be completed from home. 

The first thing you have to do is complete the language lab orientation during the first week of the semester.  This orientation will explain to you what the lab component is about,  how to complete the lab activities and turn them in, where to go for help, etc.  To access this orientation,  you have to log into your D2L, access your language class, and in there you will the LAB module where you can find the orientation.

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.

Word Reference
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 French Grammar
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.

Study Spanish
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.

Placement Exam

Foreign Language Placement Exam 
The official site for UNG's Gainesville and Oconee campuses. Take the test and get immediate feedback for your competency level. 

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