Language Resource Center

Language Resource Center

The Language Resource Center exists to provide a space where individuals and small groups can use instructional technology and media outside of a classroom environment. Some technology and media are available within the Language Resource Center. Other technology can be brought in for use.

Some kinds of technical support is available to faculty. 

The Language Resource Center is located in room 612 of the Old Chemistry Building on the main campus. The Manager of the facility is Emmanuel Wilson. In summer of 2023 the Language Resource Center will relocate to room 4105 in Clifton Court Hall.

For students, we have 30 computers with internet access and 3 large screen smart TV's. Since the computers have a DVD/CDRW drive, it is possible to view DVDs on the computers. We also have a computer classroom in 727 Old Chem with another 27 workstations, also with DVD/CDRW drives. Students may use the computers in 727 Old Chem when a class is not in session.

There are DVD's for viewing in the Lab. The videos are in only a few languages, and they are not duplicated for home use. Some other services can be found  under Policies and Procedures.

Resources

Policies and Procedures

Currently, most reserve recordings are unnecessary due to digitized recordings being made available on Canvas. If assistance is needed to digitize and upload to Canvas, the LRC can help.

To leave recordings on reserve in the Lab, an instructor must consult with the Lab's supervisor. The instructor must obtain the recordings for reserve through his or her department. In most cases the recordings can be left and made available immediately. The recordings can be removed by the instructor at any time or left on reserve for as long a period as deemed necessary.

To reserve the Language Lab itself for use of a class or other purposes, and instructor must schedule the facility at least a day in advance through the Lab's supervisor. Availability of the Language Lab depends upon staffing and other potential scheduling conflicts.

The process for placement testing is undergoing an evolution. Please contact wilsone@ucmail.uc.edu for the current status of the procedure.

Below are the service charges:                                        
Description of service Fees    
Video Duplication/
Format Transfer*
$5.00/hour    
Cassette Repair* $1.00/each + parts ($3.00 parts max)    
Compact Disc $1.00/each    
DVD-R Disc $1.50/each    
Digitizing media Ask about specific instances    

* these services are free to the faculty and staff of the language departments