The Language Learning Center in Kinard 307, through
its staff and technology, is dedicated to enhancing language learning and teaching at Winthrop University. It is
open to all instructors and all registered students taking a language class at Winthrop
Our facilities include a computer
lab and a conference room.
Computer Lab: 24 computers equipped with Microsoft Office, Skype, and Audacity. These
programs can be used by students to complete World Language and Cultures course
assignments and create voice and video recordings for their classes.
These computers can also be used by
students to screen foreign films assigned by instructors.
Conference room: It offers the same equipment as the computer lab but in
a more open setting, perfect for group projects and Conversation Hours.
Typical Student Activities at the LLC
- Complete online homework or write
papers for upper-level courses.
- Record your voice or create a video
(for oral projects or internet-based homework assignments such as
MyLab) in the computer lab equipped with microphone, headphones, and speakers.
- Receive help and support from our
highly qualified staff.
- Oral practice with a member of our
staff in Spanish or French.
- Complete class readings or group projects in
the quiet atmosphere of the conference room.
- Watch foreign films for class (or for
fun!) by group in the conference room or on one of the 24 individual computers
in the computer lab.
Monday and Tuesday : 1pm-5pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday : 9am-11am
The Language Learning Center is also the location of
Conversation Hours, an informal 60 minutes of chatting where those who want to
learn a language sit on comfy chairs with native or heritage speakers. The classes are free and open to all students
registered in one class from the World Languages and Culture Department and to
all the International Students. To join, just show up ! There are no lesson plans. The conversations are
natural and centered on a multitude of topics, just like you’re among friends.
The Language Learning Center offers conversation hours
in Spanish, French, and German.
The only rule: NO ENGLISH !
The Conversation hours schedule will be posted next to
the main entrance.