Department of World Languages and Cultures at Winthrop - Language Learning Center
Contact Information
Department of World Languages & Cultures
237 Kinard Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-4043 (fax)

World Languages and Cultures

Language Learning Center


URGENT UPDATE: The LLC will be open on Blackboard collaborate every day except Wednesdays and Thursdays. You will be able to chat with the assistants via text, audio or video, and use tools including file and screen sharing and white board to share your work. Please log in using your full name, you won't get credit for attendance if we can't recognise your log-in name. Be patient when you log in if an assistant doesn't seem to be present, they  may be working in a breakout room with someone else.

Follow the appropriate link to access your tutor:

French-    The opening hours for French are Monday Closed, Tuesday 9:00-4:30 (native speaker online from 1:00-2:30), Wednesday 11:00-5:00 (In-person), Thursday 9:00-3:30 (native speaker in-person), Friday 11:30-1:30 (online)

Spanish- The opening hours for Spanish are  Monday 11:00-6:00 (online), Tuesday 2:00-6:00 (online), Wednesday 10:00-6:00 (In-person), Thursday 10:00-5:00 (in-person) & 4:40-6:00 (online), Friday 11:00-2:00 (online).


Welcome to the LLC

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 study room.

Computer Lab: 23 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.

Study 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, speakers, ipads, green screen, tripod, etc.

- Receive help and support from our highly qualified staff.

- Practice oral conversations with a member of our staff in Spanish or French.

- Complete class readings or group projects in the quiet and comfortable atmosphere of the study room.

- Watch foreign films for class (or for fun!) by group in the conference room or on one of the 23 individual computers in the computer lab.


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. To join, just show up! There are no lesson plans. The conversations are centered on a multitude of topics and are spontaneous, as among friends.

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

The only rule: NO ENGLISH !

Spring 2021 Conversation Hours:


  • February 3rd @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • February 9th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • February 17th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • February 23rd @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • March 9th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • March 17th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • March 23rd @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • March 31st @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • April 6th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • April 14th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • April 20th @ 6pm (Tuesday)


  • January 27th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • February 2nd @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • February 10th @ 6pm  (Wednesday)
  • February 24th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • March 2nd @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • March 10th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • March 16th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • March 24th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • March 30th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • April 7th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • April 13th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • April 21st @ 6pm (Wednesday)


The conversation hours will be posted at the main entrance.

Language Lab students

Last Updated: 3/30/21