Multimedia Language Center

 

The word Spring in various languages.

Last week's Word of the Week was Fearless. Stop by to find out this week's word.

The Multimedia Language Center for the Department of World Languages & Literatures provides resources to students studying world languages.

Placement and Challenge Exam Information

 

Contact

Coordinator: Alysha Timmons

atimmons@csusb.edu

909-537-5848

UH-007

Download the MMLC Orientation Handout for useful tips, how to type accents, etc.

Tell Me More Handout (PDF)


Online Course Websites

MMLC Hours

Tutoring Hours

Linguafolio Information

How to Access Portuguese Videos (PDF)

Links of Interest - including websites to watch free movies legally

 


 

Online Course Websites

Blackboard: If you are looking for your course on Blackboard, please visit CSUSB Blackboard.

Moodle: If you are looking for your course on Moodle, please visit CSUSB Moodle. French students, the French Program hosts a dedicated server where numerous courses are found.

MMLC Hours

Hours are tentative, as professors may require the use of one or more areas of the MMLC for either testing, class instruction, presentations, workshops, or other events. Calendars stating which days and times the rooms are reserved are posted inside the respective rooms. Please read all postings carefully so you can plan ahead for such closures. You may also view the room reservation calendar online.

  • Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday CAMPUS CLOSED

During Finals week, the MMLC closes on Thursday at 5pm and Friday at noon. It is closed on the Saturday after finals.

*Note: The MMLC is closed for observed holidays. Please check the CSUSB Academic Scheduling Calendar for details.

Tutoring Hours

Tutors for Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Japanese, and Spanish are available in UH-007.

Tutoring Schedule for Spring 2017
Language Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Arabic 8:30-10:30am Asrar 8:30-10:30am Asrar 8:30-10:30am Asrar
4:00-8:00pm Marmar
   
Chinese

8:00-10:30am SiFen
9:00am-12:00pm Eyda
1:00-3:00pm Kaiyin
3:00-5:00pm Tianyu
5:00-6:00pm Yen-Peng

8:00-10:00am SiFen
12:00-2:00pm Yen-Peng
4:00-6:00pm Shihao

8:00-10:30am SiFen
12:00-3:00pm Kaiyin
3:00-5:00pm Tianyu
5:00-6:00pm Yen-Peng

8:00-10:00am SiFen
12:00-2:00pm  Yen-Peng
4:00-6:00pm Shihao

10:00-12:00pm Kaiyin
8:00-10:30am SiFen
French   12:00-3:30pm Melissa   11:00-3:30pm Melissa
6:00-7:00pm Emily
 
Japanese

2:00-4:00pm Nikolay

4:00-5:00pm Arisa 4:00-5:00pm Arisa 10:30-11:30am Azusa 10:30-12:00pm Azusa
12:00-1:00pm Ayaka
2:00-4:00pm Takeshi
4:00-5:00pm Risako
Korean 2:00-4:00pm Hyeonku
2:00-4:00pm Moonkyung
6:00-8:00pm Soyeong
4:00-6:00pm Yena 11:00am-1:00pm Dahyeon
2:00-3:30pm SangSeok
12:00-1:30pm HuiYun 1:00-3:00pm Richard
Spanish 8:00-10:00am Erica
10:00-12:00pm Yarima
12:00-1:00pm Krissel
6:00-8:00pm Krissel
4:00-6:00pm Miriam
6:00-8:00pm Yarima
12:00-1:00pm Krissel
6:00-8:00pm Erica
4:00-6:00pm Miriam

8:00-10:00am Erica
3:00-5:00pm Krissel

Saturday: Spanish Tutors are available 10:00am-12:00pm (Miriam) and 12:00-2:00pm (Yarima)

All tutoring is on a walk-in basis. Unless otherwise posted, tutors are located in UH-007.

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Linguafolio Information

Upper Division courses use Linguafolio as your online portfolio. Check with your instructor for more information. Links to guides from Linguafolio's website are listed below. They are also available on the Welcome screen when you log in.

Your login information will be emailed to you approximately two weeks after the quarter begins. Once you receive your information, you can log in at the Linguafolio website.

"LinguaFolio Online shows the world what you can do with language. The LinguaFolio Online is a document in which those who are learning or have learned a language at school or outside of school can record and reflect on their language learning and cultural experiences. It is a tool that should accompany language learning throughout life and is suitable for documenting language abilities for various uses." -Linguafolio

Note: If you were previously using iCAN in your classes, the files you uploaded have been backed up. If you need any of your files in order to transfer them to Linguafolio, please contact Alysha Timmons.

QuickGuides for Students

QuickGuides for Educators

Links of Interest

General

  • Kanopy - Watch free movies in various languages. Kanopy is an online streaming video service available with your Coyote ID login. Many great movies are available in various languages with English subtitles.
  • European Parliament TV - Watch TV streamed from Europe
  • TV Webd 360 - Watch TV from around the world - Choose the language, then, select what type of program you would like to watch (for example, news).
  • The Vore - Free movies in different languages
  • myEdu - Online website to assist college students
  • Hello Lingo - Online language learning community
  • Newseum - Front pages of newspapers from around the world (choose "Sort Papers by Region")-
  • Vocaroo - Use Vocaroo to record your voice. Then, embed the link or download as MP3, Ogg, FLAC, or WAV.
  • ITS Software Page - Find software like Office 365 available for download with your Coyote credentials.

American Sign Language

Arabic

  • The Vore - Free online movies - For Arabic, select from Moroccan, Israeli, Egyptian, and Iranian.
  • GLWIZ - Arabic TV available online, in an app, and more.
  • Arabic Voices - Watch selected videos with the option to slow down the speaking
  • Live Lingua - Online language school
  • Memrise - Language courses include an app, flashcards, and more.
  • Al-Masdar - Many great sources for learning Arabic.
  • Al Kitaab Book 1 - Qasid has created a video tutorial series for Al Kitaab Book 1
  • AlKitaab Book 2 - AlKitaab Book 2 - Quizlet flashcard sets (created by others)
  • Arabic alphabet from Stanford - Students can click on any letter to see a short video showing how to write and pronounce that letter -
  • Arabic Grammar Resource/ - Practice specific grammar subjects
  • Digital Dialects - Games and activities to learn Arabic
  • GLOSS (Global Language Online Support System) - Listening activities by language and level (with questions and feedback)
  • Handbook for Students of Arabic from the National Middle East Language Resource Center
  • Arabic Phone Conversations - Listen to Phone conversations in various dialects to practice your listening skills
  • Merlot - Collection of different kinds of activities available via internet
  • Polly Lingual - Interactive lessons for studying Arabic

Chinese

French

  • The Vore - Free online movies - many available with English subtitles.
  • Lyrics Gaps- learn through songs
  • Digital Dialects - Games and activities to learn French
  • ielanguages offers free language tutorials, commercials, and other materials to aid in studying 20 different languages.
  • Merlot - Collection of different kinds of activities available via internet
  • GLOSS (Global Language Online Support System) - Listening activities by language and level (with questions and feedback)
  • Take a virtual tour of the Louvre
  • Polly Lingual - Interactive lessons for studying French

German

  • The Vore - Free online movies - many available with English subtitles
  • Polly Lingual - Interactive lessons for studying French

Italian

  • The Vore - Free online movies - many available with English subtitles
  • Digital Dialects - Games and activities to learn Italian
  • ielanguages offers free language tutorials, commercials, and other materials to aid in studying 20 different languages
  • Merlot - Collection of different kinds of activities available via internet
  • Polly Lingual - Interactive lessons for studying Italian

Japanese

  • The Vore - Free online movies - many available with English subtitles
  • NHK has free lessons to learn Japanese, links to Live TV, Radio, and more
  • Japanese Online - Online Japanese Language and Culture Resource
  • Polly Lingual - Interactive lessons for studying Japanese

Korean

  • The Vore - Free online movies - many available with English subtitles
  • GLOSS (Global Language Online Support System) - Listening activities by language and level (with questions and feedback)
  • Korean Language Study - Resource for several materials based in the Republic of Korea
  • Digital Dialects - Games and activities to learn Korean
  • Learn Korean - Crash course of Korean
  • Polly Lingual - Interactive lessons for studying Korean

Persian/Farsi

  • The Vore - Free online movies - many available with English subtitles.
  • GLOSS (Global Language Online Support System) - Listening activities by language and level (with questions and feedback)
  • Digital Dialects - Games and activities to learn Persian/Farsi
  • Easy Persian - online lessons in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Persian/Farsi
  • GLWIZ - Iran TV available online, in an app, and more.

Portuguese

  • The Vore - Free Brazilian movies
  • Polly Lingual - Interactive lessons for studying Portuguese
  • GLWIZ - Portuguese TV available online, in an app, and more

Russian

  • The Vore - Free online Russian movies - many available with English subtitles.

Spanish

  • Spanish Phone Conversations - Listen to Phone conversations in various dialects to practice your listening skills
  • Learn Spanish and Study Spanish have tips for learning Spanish Accents
  • The Vore - Free online movies - many available with English subtitles. Select from Spanish and Mexican.
  • GLOSS (Global Language Online Support System) - Listening activities by language and level (with questions and feedback)
  • ielanguages offers free language tutorials, commercials, and other materials to aid in studying 20 different languages
  • Speak Spanish - Spanish learning for professional adults
  • Merlot - Collection of different kinds of activities available via internet
  • Digital Dialects - Games and activities to learn Spanish
  • Polly Lingual - Interactive lessons for studying Spanish

Turkish

  • The Vore - Free online Turkish movies - many available with English subtitles
  • GLWIZ - Turkish TV available online, in an app, and more.
  • Writing Skills - How to use Google Translate to improve your writing skills(Word document)