The Olga M. Ficarra / Francis J. Morison Language Laboratory is the Fordham Lincoln Center Campus’s state of the art Language Learning Center located in room 412 in the Lowenstein building. It is a multi-use, fully interactive, computer-based facility with the latest hardware and software components digitally interfaced throughout 25 student work stations and periodically upgraded to meet the highest standards of current language learning technology. The facility strives to provide Fordham’s Modern Languages and ESL students as well as professors with the best learning environment to achieve their collective goals. This is accomplished through the use of the facility’s up-to-date equipment and technology resulting in a user-friendly learning center that can adapt to the specific needs of Modern Languages and ESL students.
Computers offer interactive language learning software programs that include voice recognition features and video viewing options in various formats. International cable television programs in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish are also available. The Virtuoso Console houses several high tech computerized devices which enable instructors to interact with students and monitor their performance. Through Virtuoso students may also engage in dialogues either individually with their professor or with each other. The Language Laboratory is electronically designed for the simultaneous transmission of CD-ROMs, DVDs, software, audio and video programs as well as language learning resources from the internet. Thus, a variety of language oriented activities are available to students and instructors in the Language Laboratory at any given time.
Hours of operations:
Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Dr. Sarafina DeGregorio, Director
Jack Lugo, Assistant Director
Lowenstein 412, (212) 636-6038