The Kochoff Foreign Language Media Lab was developed to enhance the student language learning experience.
The Kochoff Foreign Language Media Lab (CASL 3065) has 20 workstations (including a monitor and tutor station), 3 laptop stations, 3 small workgroup stations, a laserjet printer, overhead LCD projector and a TV viewing area. Each computer is equipped with a headset and camera for remote communications, and optimized for language learning.
Our TV was recently upgrade to a 55' HDTV together with an Nvidia Shield Android box and Blu-Ray player. The TV is also connected to a computer for presentations and to display software in a larger screen. Another smart 55' HD TV with an Nvidia Shield and Blu-Ray player is located in the editing lab (CASL 3095) together with a couple of computers (1 PC and 1 iMac) optimized for video editing. Both HDTVs can be used for video conference / Skype sessions.
In both CASL 3065 and CASL 3094 students can watch foreign language films from the DVD and VHS collection of over 260 films, as well as through streaming via Netflix, SCOLA, Hulu, YouTube and other sites. As a smart TV, you will also be able to use it as an Android device and run a number of Android applications such as Mango Languages, Duolingo, Yabla, Memrise and Scola.
Student lab assistants monitor the Lab and provide assistance to visitors. Foreign language faculty and student tutors (in Arabic, French, German and Spanish) are available on a walk-in basis according to a tutor schedule. Tutoring is available every day but Friday. During summer term, only a Spanish tutor is available during Lab hours. The lab is open Monday thru Friday. Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We hope you come visit us at the lab and use the facilities for independent study, tutoring, and group work!