The Language Resource Centre is:

  • a language lab
  • a quiet setting
  • a meeting place

The Language Resource Centre is 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

Goals

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.

Orientation

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.

Location

Arbutus Building, room 117

Hours of operation

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

Language Resource Centre staff

The Language Resource Centre is 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
Contact Information
Chinese   Joan Li jli@capilanou.ca
French Brigitte Belanger brigittebelanger@capilanou.ca
Japanese   Yoko Morishita-Houghton yokomorishita@capilanou.ca
Spanish Kirk Mattson kmattson@capilanou.ca