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Multimedia Language Center

MMLC Hours

MMLC is closed until further notice, but we are here virtually.

The Multimedia Language Center for the Department of World Languages & Literatures (MLC) provides resources to students studying world languages.

Quick Downloads

MMLC Orientation Handout - useful tips, how to type accents, etc.

Tell Me More Handout (PDF) - information on getting started with this useful software available in the Center.

Movies

Many great world language movies are available to watch in the Multimedia Language Center.  They must be watched in the Center and cannot be checked out to take home.

Check out the Movie Lists for descriptions.

Orientation Video

Want to find out more about the Center?  Missed the class orientation?  Check out the Orientation Video:Play Orientation Video

Software Available

On Lab Computers

Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

Tell Me More Language Learning Software

Adobe Acrobat Pro

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus Lockdown Browser is used for many online exams in the Department.

When accessing Blackboard through the Lockdown Browser, you will have access to the accent toolbar in a text box by clicking the © button in the edit tools.

If you need to type your answer in another language, for example Japanese, or prefer using a language keyboard, you need to set the keyboard accessible via shortcut before you open Respondus.  Guides below contain directions.

Guides to Set Another Language Keyboard via shortcut

Using Another Language Keyboard in Lockdown Browser (Windows 10)

Using multiple language keyboards with LockDown Browser-Windows and Mac

Option for using your Smartphone as a Webcam

How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Wireless Webcam

Disclaimer: This is a suggestion only.  We do not take any responsibility and we are not liable for any damage caused through use of products.

Transparent Language Learning Software

Must be enrolled in a World Language Course to access Transparent Language Software.

Instructions/Tips

On iPads

Note: iPads are for use in the lab only

Various apps available on the ipads, including:
Duolingo
Kahoot

Other Suggestions for Language Learning:
Lyrics Training

If you have a suggestion for another app, please let us know.

Tutoring

Tutoring for World Language Courses in Spring 2020 will be offered via Google Hangouts.

Step 1

Log in to myCoyote.

Important You must log into MyCoyote to access the tutoring Hangout.

Step 2

Select the link for the language you are studying.  Note: If prompted to choose an email, select your school email account.

Are you interested in Tutoring?  Please check out the Practicum section in Forms for more information. 

Schedule

Schedule applies from the first day of classes to the last day of regular classes.  If tutoring is available during finals week, the schedule will be posted.  Hours are tentative and subject to change.

No Tutors available at this time.  Please check back later.

Tutoring Schedule
Language Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Arabic Tutor               
Chinese Tutor              
French Tutor  

 

 

 

     
Japanese Tutor

 

           
Korean Tutor              
Spanish Tutor

 

 

 

Writing Tutor

A Spanish Writing Tutor is available in the Writing Center, CE-310.

Links of Interest

General

American Sign Language

  • DeafMovies.org - A resource for finding films in American Sign Language
  • Signing Savvy - Online sign language resource includes sign language dictionary, mini videos, and sign of the day

Arabic

Chinese

French

German

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Persian/Farsi

Portuguese

Russian

Spanish

Turkish

MMLC Policies and Procedures

The Multimedia Language Center (MLC) is an entity of the Department of World Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts & Letters. As such, only students who are registered for world language classes (regular courses, service courses, internships, and documented volunteer work) can have use of the facility and all its services.

  1. The MMLC is to be used for language study activities/tutoring.
  2. Students must not eat or drink in the MMLC. Please enjoy them elsewhere.
  3. Students must log in and out of the MMLC using the front counter computer.
  4. A current CSUSB ID card issued to the student is required to check out materials.
  5. Students must have a myCoyote account to access lab computers.
  6. Students may be asked to move to a new seat or leave (at the instructor’s or coordinator's will) if present at the beginning of an Instructed Lab, Exam, or Reservation.
  7. Students are asked to treat all equipment with care and to leave the area in order.
  8. Students are NOT to alter any of the settings on any computer without prior permission from the MMLC staff.
  9. Children are not allowed in the MMLC.
  10. Check in and out for the proper class—we cannot make changes later or adjust student hours.
  11. No visiting/loud talking or disturbing others who are studying.
  12. Behave in an orderly manner, respecting other students using the MMLC. All inappropriate behavior, including public displays of affection, language, and topics are especially prohibited.
  13. Computer/Internet use is for course related activities only. Printing must be world language class related.
  14. Students are not to use the MMLC or the equipment for any purpose other than (1) those assigned by an instructor or (2) to supplement language learning in general (NO social chat, IM, eBay bidding, music downloading, gaming, etc., unless part of a language lesson).
  15. Students will be asked to leave 5 minutes before closing each day.

It is up to the discretion of the MMLC Coordinator to suspend any or all services noted above for any infraction of the Policy or disruptive behavior.

Thank you for cooperating with these Procedures and Policies to create a safe and effective learning environment for everyone.

Coordinator

Alysha Timmons

909-537-5848

UH-007

atimmons@csusb.edu

Alysha Timmons