Language Institute

Lab Hours - Spring Orientations

The Rutgers University SAS Language Laboratories provide services, equipment, and facilities for thousands of foreign language students per academic year on the College Avenue and Douglass campuses. A variety of audio, video and computer materials are available for student, faculty and staff use in Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, English (as a Second Language), French, German, Modern Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.

 The SAS Language Lab Orientation Video



College Ave.


Language Institute Building
Room 119

Ruth Adams Building
Room 102

(848) 932-7373

(848) 932-9537

Lab Details

Lab Details

The SAS Language Laboratories open for the semester on Monday, January 25*. In the event your students need to use the Labs but are unfamiliar with Lab policies and procedures, they must attend an orientation (see schedules below) before requesting materials and services. Advance sign up is not required to attend any one of the approximately 15-minute sessions, which begin promptly at the times listed. Students will be asked to log in/out of the electronic attendance system to record their vist.

College Avenue Lab Orientations
(Language Institute / Language Lab Building, Room 119

Thursday, January 21

12:55, 2:35 and 4:15 pm

Friday, January 22

12:55 pm and 2:35 pm

 Douglass Lab Orientations
(Ruth Adams Bldg., Room 102)

Beginning Monday, January 25, students may request an individual
orientation during the lLab's hours of operation.
The Assistant on duty will provide techinical guidance and
answer questions about Lab policies and procedures.

* One-credit lab classes in French, German, Italian and Russian scheduled in the CAC Lab (LLB-119) WILL take place there from January 19 through January 21.

Placement Testing

Placement testing is now done online. Follow the link to get more information:
Testing and Placement

August Workshops Agenda

New TA/PTL Workshops - August 2012

Date: Monday, August 27
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Place: Language Institute/College Ave Language Lab, Room 110 + 104
Presenters: Lucy Lee, M.ED., ED.S., President of the Chinese Lang. Assoc. of Secondary-Elementary Schools
Marion Yudow, Director, Language Institute

12:30 pm - Lunch (provided by the Language Institute)

1:00 pm - Shock Language Class (Lee)

2:30 pm - Classroom Management (Yudow)

4:00 pm - Adjourn


Date: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Place: Language Institute/College Ave Language Lab, Room 104
Presenters: Ursula Atkinson, Ph.D., Language Institute
Mercedes Brand, Ph.D., Language Institute

1:30 pm

  • Introduction to the Natural Approach of Foreign Language Teaching
  • Language Learning Objectives/Goals/Backward Design
  • Three Modes of Communication: Interpretive, Interpersonal, Presentational

2:00 pm - Hands-on Activities for the Elementary and the Intermediate Level Language Class

4:00 pm - Adjourn - International TAs obtain Social Security Applications


Date: Wednesday, August 29
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Place: Language Institute/College Ave Language Lab, Room 104
Presenters: Celines Villalba Rosado, Ph.D., Coordinator, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Agenda: 1:30 pm - Lesson Planning 101

4:30 pm - Adjourn


Date: Thursday, August 30
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Place: Language Institute/College Ave Language Lab, Room 104 + 119
Presenters: Carolyn Burger, M.A., Language Institute
Ursula Atkinson, Ph.D., Language Institute

1:30 pm - Presentation and demonstration of the digital language lab system and aural/oral testing (Burger)

2:30 pm - Introduction to Sakai (Atkinson)

4:00 pm - Adjourn

Workshop for Returning Instructors

TOPIC: Input-Output Sequence Matters: Strategies that Keep Students Engaged and Motivated

How do you implement the three modes of communication (interpretative, interpersonal and presentational) in class?  Do you allow students to have space and time in class for modeling structures, vocabulary or review previous materials?  Do you design your activities with the National Standards in mind?  Do you avoid the use of interpretative communication because it affects the class tempo?  Do you apply a PDP sequence successfully?  This session will discuss different approaches to Input-Output sequences that work with interpretative communication and that will lead to interpersonal and/or presentational communications.  These strategies will keep your students engaged and motivated while working with interpretative communication.  Attendees will prepare and present an input-output sequence of activities using video, audio or readings.  

All attendees are required to bring a sample of interpretative communication (listening/reading).

PRESENTER: Dr. Celines Villalba Rosado, Coordinator, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
TIME: 9:00-12:00 NOON
PLACE: CAC Language Institute/Lab


The Language of Racism: Why It's Time to Get Rid of Master Bedroom, Cake Walk, Grandfather Clause

Kristen Syrett, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Direct in the Rutgers University Department of Linguistics, discussed covert racism ingrained in the language we use. Expressions like "sold down the river," "grandfathering in," and even "cake walk" are all rooted in enslavement.

Listen here: The Language of Racism

With Campus Quiet, Students Go Online to “Swap” Languages

Read what Rutgers students have to say about the LEP Exchanges Initiative and how they continued their learning experience in the virtual world.

Read the article here: With Campus Quiet, Students Go Online to “Swap” Languages
Written by John Chadwick | SAS Senior Writer

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