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Language Teaching & Research Lab
Department of Languages, Literatures
and Cultures

15 Herter Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Support & Scheduling:
ltrlab@llc.umass.edu

(The Lab is open on weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, excluding holidays. The Lab Facilitator is available weekdays 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm or by appointment.)

Welcome to the Language Teaching & Research Lab!

LAB MANUAL UPDATED!!!

WORKSHOPS COMING UP: We will begin the semester's first round of workshops for teachers and T.A.s on the week of October 13th.  The workshop sessions will last 50 minutes and there will be no need for signing up, those interested can simply walk in.  During this particular week we will cover two topics, and each topic will be covered 5 separate times, so teachers can find which date and time best suits them (the content will be the same each time).  The two topics will be:

  1. Introduction to Sanako = The Sanako Lab 100 is a language lab system that allows instructors to deliver assignments to students, monitor their work individually, interact with them and record the results.  We will go over inputting assignments into the system, creating sessions for the students and monitoring their progress.
  2. Adobe CS Overview = Our lab has literally dozens of Adobe programs, allowing users to work on photography/images, video editing and desktop publishing, among others.  We will go over these tools and consider possible classroom uses.

Here is the schedule:

Date

Workshop Topic

Session Times

October 14 (Tue)

Intro to Sanako

1:25 to 2:15

2:30 to 3:20

4:00 to 4:50

October 15 (Wed)

Adobe Overview

1:25 to 2:15

2:30 to 3:20

 

October 16 (Thu)

Intro to Sanako

1:25 to 2:15

 

4:00 to 4:50

October 17 (Fri)

Adobe Overview

1:25 to 2:15

2:30 to 3:20

4:00 to 4:50

Hope you can join us!!

Located within the UMass Translation Center in Herter Hall, the Language Teaching & Research (LTR) Lab provides an interactive space for language learners to complete meaningful tasks and develop communicative competency in a foreign language, whether they are interacting with each other or with peers on the other side of the world.

Twenty-seven student computer stations are available for class sessions or individual work. The lab is also home to a dedicated research workstation and a soundproof interpreting booth in order to facilitate innovative second-language research and interpreter training. The LTR Lab staff hosts workshops and provides technical support and training for language instructors and researchers within UMass Amherst and throughout the Five College community.

To learn more about how the Language Teaching & Research Lab can work with your classroom needs, please visit the Lab page or contact the Lab Facilitator.
Here is a LAB Manual with plenty of information on how to use the lab and what software is installed.

 

Scheduling

To schedule your class for the lab, please send us an email with the following:

  • your name
  • the class you are teaching (i.e. SPAN 120, FREN 273)
  • activities you are interested in
  • objectives for your session in the lab