The Language Labs offer a program of C.A.L.L. (Computer Assisted Language Learning) training and professional development for instructors and tutors in the languages we serve. Check this page periodically for announcements on upcoming training sessions.

Sessions are listed for enrollment through The Learning Network, the college system's means of listing and registering for all sorts of training. Registration through The Learning Network is mandatory for all FALL and SPRING training and orientation settings. All language faculty are strongly encouraged to attend one lab intro and one Sony training per year. Attendees who do not register in The Learning Network will not receive handouts & other distributed materials. All attendees must take the initiative to sign in upon arrival for attendance to be marked & recorded appropriately. We cannot take your word that you attended a given session, as sign-in sheets in conjunction with the attendance marking feature in The Learning Network are our only way of keeping track of those in attendance at the many training opportunities we provide you. The language lab intro session and the Sony session are strongly recommended. All sessions are announced well in advance, so please plan your personal and extra-professional commitments accordingly. Instructors wanting to use the labs should plan to attend both a lab intro session and a Sony session at least once a year. Attendance at most language lab training sessions usually results in our providing you extra "VIP" services!

Attendees in need of a sign language interpreter are asked to make appropriate and timely arrangements with Deaf Student Services at cfinterpret@lonestar.edu / 281.290.3206 TDD / 832.482.1014 Office phone. 

The Learning Network
Lone Star College System holds hundreds of workshops each year on topic ranging from Microsoft Office software to improving time management skills. Visit the tutorial for more information about how to sign up for a particular workshop.

Summer 2011 Training Sessions

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011:

Session

Description

Meeting time

Location

Target Audience

Tongue Tech 101: Intro to the Language Labs

This session is very strongly recommended for all credit and CE instructors teaching language classes at LSC-CyFair. Attendees will be introduced to the language labs, their policies, major technology tools available, how to reserve the labs, and how to use them during their employment at LSC-CyFair. All language faculty should plan to attend this session once a year.

12-1:30pm

LRNC-210 (Language Lab 1)

Credit & CE language instructors (world languages, ASL/ITP, and ESOL)

Music to Your Ears: Basic Operation of Sony/SANS Virtuoso/Soloist Software

This session is very strongly recommended for all credit and CE instructors teaching language classes at LSC-CyFair. Attendees will be introduced to our digital turnkey language lab system for use in making audio and video recordings, assessment, and communicative/pair work. All language faculty should plan to attend this session once a year.

2-4pm

LRNC-210 (Language Lab 1)

Credit & CE language instructors (world languages, ASL/ITP, and ESOL)

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011:

Session

Description

Meeting time

Location

Target Audience

Telling You More About Tell me More: Incorporating Auralog Software Into Your Language Course

This session is very strongly recommended for language faculty in ESOL, French, & Spanish wanting a powerful, interactive technology supplement to language teaching & learning for use in class or outside of class. Attendees will explore the student side of the program as well as the tutor tools, which allow you to get student scores and recordings.

9:30-11:30am

LRNC-210 (Language Lab 1)

Credit & CE ESOL, French, & Spanish instructors

DynED Software for ESOL

This session is very strongly recommended for ESOL faculty seeking a powerful technology tool for preparing students for college-level work (our most popular module is Advanced Listening, which is based on college lectures). Attendees will learn about the modules we have for DynEd, how to get a teacher account, and how to set up student accounts.

12:30-1:30pm

LRNC-210 (Language Lab 1)

Credit ESOL instructors

Fluent Reading Trainer Software for ESOL & Transitional English

This session is very strongly recommended for ESOL and transitional English faculty with students whose reading speed and comprehension need improvement. Attendees will learn about the structure of this program, how to request a teacher account, how to set up a class, where students can access FLRT, and how to access progress reports.

1:45-2:45pm

LRNC-210  (Language Lab 1)

Credit ESOL & TS-English instructors 

NB: Click on session titles to register. Only registered attendees will have attendance marked & be given training materials (no exceptions).

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