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The Language Resource Centre (LRC) 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

The LRC is available for drop-in visits in BR289 and virtually via Zoom and offers support with:

  • Practicing conversation skills in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and French
  • Technical support for LearningBranch (the platform used in our virtual lab)

Fall 2021 Schedule (Sept. 13 - Dec. 6)

Monday
11:30-2:30
Tuesday
11:30-1:30
Wednesday
11:30-2:30
Thursday
11:30-2:30
Friday
11:15-12
11:30-1
Lydie
French
BR289
11:30-1:30
Joan
Chinese and
Japanese
BR289
11:30-1
Catherine
French
BR289
11:30-1
Lydie
French
BR289
11:15-12
Norie
Japanese
Join on Zoom
1-2:30
Tong
Chinese
Join on Zoom
  1-2:30
Josema
Spanish
Join on Zoom
1-1:45
Josema
Spanish
Join on Zoom
  
1:45-2:30
Catherine
French
BR289

The LRC is open five days a week, starting Monday, Sept. 13. To practice French conversation skills in person, drop by the Centre (BR289) or for Chinese, Japanese and Spanish practice, join a virtual session via Zoom at the times listed above. 

Join Session

We are closed on:

  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 30);
  • Thanksgiving (Oct. 11); and
  • Remembrance Day and Reading Break (Nov. 11-12). 

The final day of the term is Monday, December 6, 2021.

Please note that everyone is welcome whenever we are open. The languages indicated here should not limit the time you visit us. Those are the languages spoken by the teachers and staff member on duty.

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 LearningBranch platform, he or she will be happy to help you.

Location

Birch Building, room BR289

Language Resource Centre staff

The LRC 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   Tong Chow tchow@capilanou.ca 
French Lydie Jannon lydiejannon@capilanou.ca  
Japanese Norie Ishida  norieishida@capilanou.ca  
Spanish Josema Zamorano jzamorano@capilanou.ca  
Staff Joan Li jli@capilanou.ca 
Supervisor of the LRC Catherine Gloor cgloor@capilanou.ca