Fordham students, faculty and staff have access to the Language Learning Centers at the Rose Hill and the Lincoln Center campuses. Both facilities provide materials for practice in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish, the most up-to-date equipment and the very latest in computer-assisted language learning technology in an inviting and user-friendly environment.
The Language Learning Center at Rose Hill is a state-of-the-art multi-use, interactive digital facility consisting of 54 self-contained computer stations, all equipped with the most up-to-date audio, recording and film viewing technology. Through the use of powerful software that creates a virtual language laboratory, Rose Hill Language Learning Center is designed to accommodate users individually or in groups in an independent and/or monitored environment. The facility also features satellite television programming in Arabic, French, German, Italian and Spanish available at each computer station, as well as a high level projection system for group viewings of multimedia presentations.
The Olga M. Ficarra / Francis J. Morison Language Laboratory at Lincoln Center is a multi-use, interactive, computer-based facility with CD-ROM, audio, video and DVD capabilities all interfaced to 25 student work stations and connected to a master control console. The Lab is designed to accommodate users individually or in groups in an independent and/or monitored atmosphere. Computers offer zip drives, CD-ROM/DVD drives, internet access, voice recognition software and video viewing options in various formats. The audio/recording assembly allows for traditional listening and dubbing as well as selected repetition through internal memory and search modes. The master control console houses several high-tech, computerized devices which enable instructors to interact with students on an individual and/or group basis. This control unit is electronically designed for the simultaneous transmission of CD-ROMs, DVDs, computer software, audio programs and video programs, thus making a variety of language oriented activities available at any given time. The facility also features a sophisticated projection system which may accommodate groups of up to 25 students for the viewing of multimedia presentations in various formats.