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Department of World Languages and Cultures

Language Learning Center


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.

Our facilities include a computer lab and a conference room.

Computer Lab: 24 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.

Conference 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 Activities 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, and speakers.

- Receive help and support from our highly qualified staff.

- Oral practice with a member of our staff in Spanish or French.

- Complete class readings or group projects in the quiet atmosphere of the conference room.

- Watch foreign films for class (or for fun!) by group in the conference room or on one of the 24 individual computers in the computer lab.


Fall 2016

Monday and Tuesday : 1pm-5pm

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday : 9am-11am


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. The classes are free and open to all students registered in one class from the World Languages and Culture Department and to all the International Students. To join, just show up ! There are no lesson plans. The conversations are natural and centered on a multitude of topics, just like you’re among friends.

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

The only rule: NO ENGLISH !

The Conversation hours schedule will be posted next to the main entrance.

Language Lab students



Department of World Languages & Cultures
237 Kinard Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-4043 (fax)
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