• ELA Department
  • Lab and Placement Exams

    The Modern Language (ML) Lab, located in Room B 206, oversees the weekly lab hour that is part of all elementary, intermediate, and heritage language classes.  The ML Lab also provides language-tutoring and refresher sessions.  In addition, the ML Lab offers placement/exemption exams to students who are already familiar with any of the languages offered by the Modern Language Program. .


    What can you do in the Modern Language Lab?

    Tutoring: Individual and small-group tutoring is available on a walk-in basis.  Click below to see the weekly Tutoring Schedule for your language.  You can also pick up a paper copy of the schedule in room B206.

    Exemption/Placement Exams: Students who are proficient speakers of a language other than English can earn up to three Exemption Credits by taking the Modern Language Exemption/Placement Exam and passing an intermediate/advanced-level modern language or literature class. These credits are Liberal Arts Elective or Unrestricted Elective credits. Also, these credits can be transferred to a four-year college, as foreign language is often part of the requirements for your degree. 


  • Tutoring and Lab Schedule


    Lab Schedule

    Tutoring Schedule

    Online lab

    Some modern language courses offer online lab instead of traditional face-to-face lab. We use following online systems for the online lab.

    Important information about the Placement Test and Exemption Credits

    • Placement exams are given on a walk in basis during regular ML Lab hours. The test takes approximately one hour to complete.
    • There are different levels for the modern languages exemption exam. The exam that you will be given depends on your knowledge in the target language. Please let the proctor know if you feel that the exam given to you is not the correct level (too easy or too difficult).
    • If your major does not require Liberal Arts Elective or Unrestricted Elective (e.g., Computer Science), exemption credits will not count towards your degree. This is especially true for those who are in the Pathways curricula, which generally allow only a small number of Unrestricted Elective credits.
    • You will typically receive your placement exam results within a week of taking the exam if it is taken during the semester. In order to receive your placement exam results please see one of the coordinators in B206 in person or call the office at the number listed below.
    • In order to receive the exemption credits, you must take and pass the recommended course.
    • Non-degree students are not eligible to receive exemption credits.
    • The exemption credits will appear on your transcript one semester after you have passed the course.
    • If you change your name, address or telephone number, please inform us of the new phone/address (see below for the contact information).
    • If your major requires Modern Language (e.g., Childhood Education, Secondary Education, Liberal Arts International Studies Option, Spanish-English Translation), the exam will only place you in the appropriate level of the modern language courses. You should consult with your program advisor if you are qualified for Exemption credits or not.
    • If you need further information about our courses or program, please feel free to visit the Modern Language Lab at Room B206 or call (718) 422-5466.

     

    Contact information

    • Lorna Feldman
      Coordinator of the Modern Languages Lab (ML Lab Coordinator)
      Education and Language Acquisition Department
      LaGuardia Community College
      Phone: 718-482-5466
      Email: lfeldman@lagcc.cuny.edu

     

    • Julio Rosario
      Coordinator of the Modern Languages Lab (ML Lab Coordinator)
      Education and Language Acquisition Department
      LaGuardia Community College
      Phone: 718-482-5466
      Email: jrosario@lagcc.cuny.edu

     

    • Lauren Mills
      Coordinator of the Modern Languages Lab (ML Lab Coordinator; PT)
      Education and Language Acquisition Department
      LaGuardia Community College
      Phone: 718-482-5466
      Email: lmills@lagcc.cuny.edu

     

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