The Language Resource Centre (LRC) is a space for students created by the Language department in the Birch Building.

Instructor with students in Language Resource Centre

About the Language Resource Centre

The 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 and offers support with:

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

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.

Please ask the attendant for an orientation, if you have never used the Learning Branch platform, he or she will be happy to help you.

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
Language Name Email
Chinese Tong Chow tchow@capilanou.ca
French Sarah Derasp sarahderasp@capilanou.ca
Japanese Norie Ishida norieishida@capilanou.ca
Spanish Josema Zamorano jzamorano@capilanou.ca

For further help, contact Catherine Gloor, LRC supervisor, at cgloor@capilanou.ca or Marwa Youssef, LRC Administrative Support, at marwayoussef@capilanou.ca.

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Have questions?

Supervisor, Language Resource Centre

Catherine Gloor

Birch Building, room BR289