Center for Language Learning
The Department of Languages provides academic support in the Center for Language Learning for all UAA students enrolled in language classes. The primary function of the center is to increase the language proficiency of these students by providing a variety of learning tools, including tutoring and computers with language programs.
Tutoring in the Center for Language Learning is offered on a walk-in basis. Students are encouraged to come in for personal or group help with bookwork, studies, or speech. Tutors from each supported language are selected and scheduled by the department based on student need and use. Please check the schedule of your tutor(s) as tutoring hours and language availability changes throughout each semester. Current language tutor schedules are posted in the Center.
*English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring is not part of the services offered by the Center for Language Learning, but it is available through the LRC's Reading & Writing Center and ESL Tutoring Specialist.
Study ServicesStudy Area - The Center for Language Learning’s study area is set up for individual and small group studying or tutoring. A number of language magazines, books, games and other materials are provided for student use and can be found both in the center itself and in the LRC Library's collection.
Video Viewing/Audio Listening - The Center for Language Learning Audio/Visual stations are set up to help students learn languages through watching, listening and/or recording. Personal or pair stations are set up with headphone sets in each cubicle so that students and tutors can work and learn at their own pace without distraction. Additional headphone sets can be checked out at the LRC front desk if needed.
Mango Languages is a self-paced online language learning program that teaches practical conversation and cultural awareness for over 30 languages including English as a Second Language. Each lesson covers all four key-language components—vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. The courses are available in two versions. Mango Basic teaches common, helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language. Mango Complete is designed to provide more in-depth understanding of a language and its culture. To access Mango Languages, go to http://libraries.mangolanguages.com/alaska/start and create a user profile on the course site.
Computer ServicesComputers - The Center for Language Learning has 11 Windows workstations (the two in the study cubicles are designated for tutor use). All of the stations are accessible to all UAA students using their login and password, however, language students and tutors have first priority. Each station is loaded with common software applications used for word processing, spreadsheets, publishing, and presentations such as Microsoft Office and the Adobe Suite. Additional supplemental programs such as collaborative language textbook sites and other language-related software are also accessible.
Printing - To print in the Center for Language Learning, students must log on to both a lab computer and the Lab’s Managed Print system using their UAA login, password, and WolfCard. All LRC printers are set up for double-sided printing.
Each semester, $12 is placed on your WolfCard for Managed Print use. It cannot be used for any other purpose and will not roll over to the following semester. Additional printing money can be added to the WolfCard as needed through either the WolfCard Office or a value transfer station on campus. (The LRC’s is located in the east hallway of Sally Monserud Hall.)