Department of Modern Languages
Mission StatemeNTThe mission of the Language Lab is to promote, enhance, and support language learning through the use of state-of-art language pedagogies and innovative technology.
The Language Lab supports language faculty and students by:
- Facilitating and supporting the use of innovative technology-based instructional materials and language learning systems
- Providing the assistance and training necessary to implement these materials and systems in language classes at the university
- Providing on-site and web-based support
The primary role of the Lab is to provide multimedia support for instructors teaching language courses at North Georgia, and for their students. Most of our audio and video materials are designed to accompany textbooks and lab manuals used in a course guided by an instructor.
Some audio materials has been recorded here at North Georgia by faculty, and others were purchased or donated by departments or individuals who felt they would be of use to students.
Over the years we have accumulated a library of audio and video materials for language study. Thus, a strongly motivated independent student might be able to design for him or herself a course of self-study in certain languages. In some cases, the student would need to obtain a copy of the textbook and / or lab manual. In a few cases, we have the books in the lab.
Most of the materials appropriate for self-study are kept in the Language Lab and may not be removed. Some of them require that the student leave an ID card while using the item, others are freely available.