The Language Resource Center is comprised of the following teaching, learning and working areas:
Reception and Course Reserve Desk
The Reception desk and Course Reserve area are located at the entrance of the Language Resource Center (COED 434). Students may ask for assistance from LRC student staff and check out materials placed on reserve for their foreign language or ESL course.
Main Classroom (COED 434)
The Main Classroom is a computer classroom that is available for use by instructors in the languages and culture studies department and the english language training institute. The LRC Main Classroom is a public computing lab and when there are no classes scheduled in the LRC, any UNCC student may use the LRC computer classroom for accessing online audio and video course materials, Language software, multilingual web browsing and word-processing and printing.
The classroom is equipped with an instructor podium comprised of PC with CD, DVD ROM, Smart Board software, VHS, and a multi-region DVD player. It has two large projection screens and integrated overhead speaker system and seats 35 student laptops with headsets and built-in webcam, four iMacs with headsets and microphone each, and a Pay-for-Print printer.
The classroom has the standard public lab applications, keyboards for Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. Microsoft Office Proofing Tools (spell check, grammar check, thesaurus) for English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish is part of the computer system. Additional software such as Sanako (language teaching solutions), SDL Trados (translation software), Audacity (sound recording and editing software), WinDVD (view Region 1 DVDs on any PC and Wordfast (translation Memory engine) available for Microsoft Word on PC and Mac are also available.
Video editing classroom (COED 037)
The LRC video editing classroom is available for use by instructors in Languages and Culture Studies and Film Studies. It is available to other departments by prior arrangement and agreement with the LCS Department. The classroom contains 12 video-editing stations and one instructor station. Beside having the standard instructor station component and software, it has a Mac Mini with SuperDrive & Final Cut Pro.
Viewing & Listening Station Computers
There are nine stations equipped for individual student work in the LRC (COED 434). These stations contain Dell Optiplex 760 PCs with headsets with microphones that can be used for accessing online audo and video course materials, language software, multulingual web browsing and word processing, and more. These workstations are divided by partitions to facilitate recording activities and individual work. Four stations contain TV/VCR units for viewing video cassettes.
The listening stations are a part of the public lab of the LRC and available for use by any UNCC student for computing work, accessing online audio and video course materials, language software, multilingual web browsing and word processing, and printing.