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Language Resource Center (LRC)
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Location: The LRC is located on the 3rd floor of the HUMB , room 337 (see map)

Hours: We are open on class days Fall, Spring Summer and also for select hours on exam days (TBA.) (see schedule)

Director: Kristy Britt

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POLICIES OF THE LRC:

  • Use of the LRC is limited to students currently enrolled in language classes in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Foreign Language majors and faculty in the department may also utilize the LRC.
  • All patrons must check into the LRC with their USA identification card and state of federally issued ID. 
  • No eating or drinking in the LRC. 
  • Turn off all cell phones and pagers upon entry to the LRC (or turn to vibrate). 
  • All LRC materials are for in-lab use only.
  • Printing and computer resources are for language practice. 
  • Photocopying is not available in the LRC.
  • Patrons are not permitted to enter the Control Room for any reason.

 

 

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TUTORING

  • TUTORING is offered by the department.  The tutors have regularly scheduled office hours to provide extra help and practice.  Please look for posted signs that announce their schedules or click here for the current schedule. Take advantage of this free service early on, especially if you are having difficulty with some aspect of the language.
  • Time is reasonably limited with each student, and if there are several students from the same level, expect to be tutored simultaneously.
  • Students often request proofreading of compositions, and this is an appropriate request.  However, the student must present an already written draft of the composition.  It is not appropriate for the tutor to phrase the composition for the student.  When proofreading, the tutor will not red-line nor correct the individual mistakes that the student has made, but will demonstrate to the student the general areas that need work and where he/she needs to pay more attention to grammar and vocabulary.
  • Most of the workbooks have answer keys available for students to check their own work, so it is not necessary for tutors to check many of the workbook exercises.  However, specific questions about the exercises and/or assistance in understanding assignments are appropriate requests of tutors.

  • TUTORING LOCATIONS:
    Tutoring takes place in two locations:  the front lobby of HUMB 337 and in one of the two tutoring rooms located at the next door down.
 
   

TUTORING SCHEDULES

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Rate your Tutors:

Evaluation forms are provided near the main door of the LRC.  You may also download evaluations forms here. Please drop off evaluation forms in the box provided by the LRC main door.

 
     

On-line Application Form:  Students interested in tutoring in the Department and/or LRC may download an application below.

Please note that two types of tutors are sought. Applications must be turned in personally to HUMB 322. Preference is given to foreighn language majors. Tutors must be enrolled in the University during the semester(s). See application for deadline.

 
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RESOURCES AND SERVICES

The USA LRC is growing to meet the needs of the students we serve.  The following is a list of some of the resources available to our students.  Resources are not removed from the LRC. 

 

Computer workstation area:
10 PCs
2 MACs
Printing (we do not have photocopying available in the LRC)
Reference copies of introductory texts/workbooks
Reference copies of introductory audio programs

Media Lounge:
CDs and DVDs to accompany texts
CD boomboxes
2 viewing stations for:
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international satellite
international films (VHS and DVD formats-including multi-standard capabilities for both VHS and DVD)
international magazines
international newspapers

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foreign language games
dictionaries
general interest language books

SERVICES
Tutoring (see above for details)
Video conversion
(download the form by clicking here)
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Last date changed: February 7, 2014
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