World Languages and Cultures

Language Learning Center


Fall 2023 Schedule

French In-Person Hours

Spanish In-Person Hours


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm




2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


2:30 pm - 5:30 pm



9:00am-12:25pm, 1:50pm - 3:30pm, 5:00pm-6:00pm


9:00am-12:25pm, 1:50pm - 3:30pm, 4:00pm-6:00pm


9:00am-12:25pm, 1:50pm - 3:30pm, 5:00pm-6:00pm


9:00am-12:25pm, 1:50pm - 3:30pm, 4:00pm-6:00pm




Conversation Hours



Monday & Wednesday

     9:00am – 10:00am     
Tuesday & Thursday

                                 5:00pm – 6:00                              


                4pm to 6pm                 


If you are interested in virtual hours, please contact Dr. Scott Shinabargar at to schedule an appointment.


Welcome to the LLC

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 University. For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Shinabargar at or (803) 323-2534.


Our facilities include a computer lab and a study room.

Computer Lab: 23 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.

Study 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 Engagement & Diversity 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, speakers, ipads, green screen, tripod, etc.

- Receive help and support from our highly qualified staff.

- Practice oral conversations with a member of our staff in Spanish or French.

- Complete class readings or group projects in the quiet and comfortable atmosphere of the study room.

- Watch foreign films for class (or for fun!) by group in the conference room or on one of the 23 individual computers in the computer lab.


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. To join, just show up! There are no lesson plans. The conversations are centered on a multitude of topics and are spontaneous, as among friends.

The Language Learning Center offers conversation hours in Spanish, French.

The only rule: NO ENGLISH !

The conversation hours will be posted at the main entrance on the TV display.

Language Lab students