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

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, French, or German.

- 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.


Spring 2019

Monday: 11 am - 7 pm (French assistant will only be available until 6pm)

Tuesday: 10 am - 6 pm (French assistant will only be available until 5pm)

Wednesday: 9 am - 6 pm (French assistant will only be available 9:30am - 5pm)

Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm (French assistant will only be available until 5pm)

Friday: 9 am - 2 pm (French assistant will only be available 9am - 12pm)


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 and French.

The only rule: NO ENGLISH !

Spring 2019 Conversation Hours:


  • January 17 @ 6pm (Thursday)
  • January 23 @ 5pm (Wednesday)
  • January 31 @ 5 pm (Thursday)
  • February 6 @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • February 14 @ 6pm (Thursday)
  • February 20 @ 5pm (Wednesday)
  • February 28 @ 5pm (Thursday)
  • March 6 @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • March 21 @ 6pm (Thursday)
  • March 27 @ 5pm (Wednesday)
  • April 4 @ 5pm (Thursday)
  • April 10 @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • April 18 @ 6pm (Thursday)



  • January 16 @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • January 24 @ 5pm (Thursday)
  • January 30 @ 5pm (Wednesday)
  • February 7 @ 6pm (Thursday)
  • February 13 @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • February 21 @ 5pm (Thursday)
  • February 27 @ 5pm (Wednesday)
  • March 7 @ 6pm (Thursday)
  • March 20 @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • March 28 @ 5pm (Thursday)
  • April 3 @ 5pm (Wednesday)
  • April 11 @ 6pm (Thursday)
  • April 17 @ 6pm (Wednesday)


The conversation hours will be posted at the main entrance.

Language Lab students

Last Updated: 8/1/19