Using technology to support language learning and facilitate immersive experiences, featuring a Language Lounge, Technology Classroom, and Innovation Workroom.
Events reserved in the Language Lab are not open to the public unless otherwise noted. The Lab may be hosting Modern Languages and Literatures classes during the week before finals and may not be available for individual study time.
Spring 2023 Language Lab hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Language Lab manager, Ryan Schmid
Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The lab is closed for student holidays, the first week of classes, and finals week.
302 Burnett HallThe Language Lounge is a student space that supports group work, individual language practice, tutoring assistance, and communication. It also provides language students with access to various forms of media. It therefore features a DVD player, VCR, and a Google Chromebox that are available for student use and for student projects. Additionally, two 70" screens provide an immersive language environment designed to facilitate learning through international film, music, and news. The Lounge is also used as a space for department-wide events or talks.
Nebraska Interpreter and Translator Corps
303 Burnett Hall
The Nebraska Translator and Interpreter Corps (NETIC) is a partnership between the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR) and the Nebraska community to provide quality and affordable translation and interpretation services, as well as to offer professional experience for graduate students in the Translation field. NETIC’s core idea is to create strong and dynamic connections between the Modern Languages and Literatures Department and the general community in the state of Nebraska.
NETIC members are prepared to offer specialized translation and interpretation services in the health, non-profit, legal, and policy/governmental settings, as well as to complete literary and scholarly requests. Each translation undergoes a language and terminology assessment by a faculty mentor to ensure its quality and accuracy.
NETIC creates professional training and experience for graduate students, while promoting the full participation of the whole Nebraska community in all its diversity and richness. NETIC members are committed to reduce the gap between academia and the larger society. At the same time, NETIC believes that translation and interpretation services are essential to fully exercise democracy, social justice and equality.
301 Burnett Hall
The Technology Classroom is a language teaching resource that is equipped with ceiling microphones, speakers, web cameras, a projector, and two 70" screens. It can be used to connect with others across the world through video conferencing. But, with the projector, large screens, multiple speakers, and the ability to arrange desks in various different ways, this classroom really shines in creating a technology-infused and immersive space that is perfect for interactive activities and games, such as playing Kahoot! in language courses! We also have iPads available for student use in order to facilitate learner engagement.
304 Burnett Hall
The Innovation Workroom is an area in the Lab that provides opportunities for exciting and interesting class projects and group activities. The Workroom is equipped with several high-powered PCs, VR HMDs, an intelligent voice assistant device, a sound production platform, 3D printer, 3D scanner and other emerging technology.