Language Lab Orientation
A guide to the Language Lab for students enrolled in ESL and foreign language classes
View Current Language Lab Schedule
- Depending on your course, you may be required to spend 50 minutes in the lab each
week. This can be done in one session or multiple sessions. You can come in during
the hours listed as Open Access. Your instructor will get a weekly printout of the
time you have spent in the lab. If you have any questions about your lab time you
may ask either your instructor or the Language Lab Coordinator for clarification.
- To receive credit for lab attendance, you must sign in and out each time you use the
lab resources. If you forget to sign out, you will NOT receive credit for that day.
- The lab hour does not substitute for work done in class but rather serves as a supplement.
In the lab you will get extra practice on the material you learn in class.
- Hand in any written work when you finish your assignment. The assignments do not need
to be completed in a single session. However, only turn in completed assignments and make sure they are properly identified by name, class, and instructor.
- Assignments will be checked off every week by lab personnel. Please see your instructor
for their specific policy concerning late lab work.
- We have new computers! Some programs used by your course might be new. So, whether
you’re a returning user or a first time visitor, be patient and don’t hesitate to
ask for help.
- You may use the computers in the Language Lab only for your ESL or Foreign Language
- Internet use is limited to ESL or Foreign Language assignments. For example, you may
NOT use the computers in the lab for sending email, chatting, surfing the web, etc.
- Any student violating these rules the first time will be asked to leave the Language
Lab. If this happens again, the matter will be brought to the attention of your language
instructor and the Dean of Languages and Communications, who will take disciplinary
- Put phones on silent.
- Leave food and/or beverages at the door.
- Sign in at the Attendance Desk.
- Select a workstation and deposit your belongings.
- Check for your weekly assignment.
- Complete assignment and turn in to your instructor’s box.
- Sign out at the Student Attendance Desk.
- Food and beverages are not allowed in the Lab.
- Be considerate of others by keeping conversation low and to a minimum.
- You may print up to 5 pages of lab related work per visit.
- Children are not allowed in the Language Lab per the California State Education Code.
- Cell phones must be put on silent before coming into the Language Lab. If your phone
goes off, you will be asked to leave, and return when you are finished with your call.
We look forward to working with you this semester!
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