Boston College Fact Book 1996 - 1997

The Language Laboratory

The Boston College Language Laboratory, serving all the language departments, students of English as a foreign language, and the Boston College community at large, is located in Lyons 313. In addition to its 63 listening/recording stations and dual-teacher console, the facility includes three video/film/slide viewing rooms, four laserdisc- and one CD-ROM-equipped computer workstations, a Varispeech expander/compressor, and a short-wave radio/audio CD listening station. The Lab's audio and video tape/disc collection, computer software, other audio-visual learning aids, and print materials including mono- and bilingual dictionaries, as well as laboratory manuals for elementary through advanced language courses, directly support and/or supplement the curriculum requirements in international language, literature, and music. The Lab's collection is designed to assist users in the acquisition and maintenance of aural comprehension, oral and written proficiency, and cultural awareness. Prominent among the Lab's offerings that directly address these goals are international news broadcasts and other television programming available through the Boston College cable television network and made accessible to lab users via an EagleNET connection in one of the viewing rooms and/or via videotaped off-air recordings. These live or near-live broadcasts from around the world provide a timely resource for linguistic and cultural information in a wide variety of languages. Students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty and B.C. community members who wish to use the Language Laboratory facility and its collection will find the Laboratory staff available during the day, in the evening, and on weekends to assist them in the operation of equipment and in the selection of appropriate materials for their course-related or personal language needs.

Source: Language Laboratory
Date Posted: February 20, 1997
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