Language Resource Centre: Arbutus 117

      • What is the Language Resource Centre?

        • A language lab
        • A quiet setting
        • A meeting place

        A space where students can:

        • work independently on computerized language assignments
        • meet with others to complete a group assignment
        • access reference books in various languages
        • practice conversation skills with a native speaker
        • play a board game or read

        Staffed by:

        • speakers of Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish, who can answer your language and tech related questions
        • staff members who can assist you with the computers


        Arbutus building room 117.

        Hours of Operation:

        A schedule is posted at the door of the Language Resource Centre


        Please ask the attendant for an orientation, if you have never used the Can-8 software, he or she will be happy to help you.


        The Language Department has created this resource centre to give students the opportunity to work individually, at their own pace, on a variety of assignments ranging from listening exercises to Internet-based assignments.

        Students are expected to spend between 30 and 45 minutes a week in the LRC working on specific assignments prepared by their instructor. A list of assignments for each course is posted in the LRC on the white board.

        Students receive a mark (from 10% to 15% depending on the course) for their oral-aural work in the Resource Centre. However, the LRC is also open for students who want to meet informally with their conversation instructor or with other students to work on group assignments. Resources such as language dictionaries are available to students.

        Language Associate Contact Info:

        Chinese:   Joan Li
        French:   Brigitte Belanger
        Japanese:   Yoko Morishita-Houghton
        Spanish:   Kirk Mattson