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

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World Languages and Cultures

Language Learning Center


URGENT UPDATE: The LLC will be open on Blackboard collaborate from 10:00am March 24th until Study Day. 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.

Follow the appropriate link to access your tutor:

French- The opening hours for French are Monday 11:00-6:00, Tuesday 10:30-6:00, Wednesday/Thursday 9:00-6:00, Friday 9:00-2:00

Spanish-   The opening hours for Spanish are Monday 11:00-6:00, Tuesday 10:00-6:00, Wednesday/Thursday 9:00-6:00, Friday 9:00-2:00

German- The opening hours for German are Tuesday/Thursday 11:00-12:00

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 2020

Monday: 11 am - 6 pm 

Tuesday: 10 am - 6 pm 

Wednesday: 9 am - 6 pm 

Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm 

Friday: 9 am - 2 pm 



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 and German.

The only rule: NO ENGLISH !

Spring 2020 Conversation Hours:


  • January 22nd @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • January 28th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • February 5th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • February 11th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • February 19th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • February 25th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • March 4th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • March 10th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • March 24th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • April 1st @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • April 7th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • April 15th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • April 21st @ 6pm (Tuesday)


  • January 23rd @ 11am (Thursday)
  • January 28th @ 11am (Tuesday)
  • February 6th @ 11am (Thursday)
  • February 11th @ 11am (Tuesday)
  • February 20th @ 11am (Thursday)
  • February 25th @ 11am (Tuesday)
  • March 5th @ 11am (Thursday)
  • March 10th @ 11am (Tuesday)
  • March 24th @ 11am (Tuesday)
  • April 2nd @ 11am (Thursday)
  • April 7th @ 11am (Tuesday)
  • April 16th @ 11am (Thursday)
  • April 21st @ 11am (Tuesday)



  • January 21st @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • January 29th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • February 4th @ 6pm  (Tuesday)
  • February 12th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • February 18th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • February 26th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • March 3rd @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • March 11th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • March 25th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • March 31st @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • April 8th @ 6pm (Wednesday)
  • April 14th @ 6pm (Tuesday)
  • April 22nd @ 6pm (Wednesday)


The conversation hours will be posted at the main entrance.

Language Lab students

Last Updated: 3/24/20