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LTR Lab, Deparment of Languages and Literatures


News from the Lab

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

15 Herter Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Support & Scheduling:

The Lab is open on weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, excluding holidays. The Lab Facilitator is at the lab Mondays to Fridays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, or by appointment.

Welcome to the Language Teaching & Research Lab!


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.


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