Computer Labs & Classrooms

For Students

Come to the Computing Lab (UW students only) to use multilingual internet access, word processing, and language learning software:

Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)

The LLC provides CALL courseware for integration into language curricula, providing self-paced as well as instructor-led learning activities. The courseware consists of interactive multimedia programs with visuals, sound, text, video, and self- or teacher-evaluation capabilities.

Foreign language computing

Multilingual word processing, web browsing, and email resources are also available.

For Instructors

The LLC has three language labs. Instructors may bring their students into our labs to conduct class sessions using digital or analog video and audio, cable television, or satellite downlinks. Students can listen to prepared material and record their voices. Teachers can monitor student pronunciation individually and/or in groups.

Additionally, there are drop-in labs for student use. The drop-in labs are available during our regular hours of operation.

Making reservations

  • Instructors should contact their departmental Staff Associate to reserve each lab.
  • Reservations need to be made at least one week in advance. See the next section for making reservations.
  • When making the reservation, the instructor should be as clear as possible regarding the intended purpose of the reservation. For example, will you need special software installed? Will you need to use an overhead projector? This type of information will enable LLC staff to make any necessary accommodations ahead of time.
  • Please contact you departmental Staff Associate for training on how to use our equipment.

Classroom descriptions and guidelines

Room 109:
Room 109 is a Windows based audio/video lab that has 23 student computers and one teacher computer. This lab is open to all UW students when not being used by a class. This lab uses a Sony Virtuoso/Soloist software suite to create a level-three (listening, recording, comparison) digital language laboratory. Additionally, there is a VCR/TV combination that supports the NTSC standard. (Sorry, no PAL capabilities yet). The room also has a DVD player (Region-free) and 42-inch plasma screen. There is also a Polycom VS-4000 video conferencing suite available in the room. If you are interested in using the system, try to find partner sites that have IP capability. We can do ISDN in some limited circumstances, but the other side will need to assume the charges, and we have found only limited success connecting via ISDN.

Sony Virtuoso/Soloist software suite:
  • Virtuoso allows the instructor to download digital audio or video files to the student computers and control the playback of the material.
  • An instructor can record student responses and save them to our server for later retrieval.
  • The instructor can monitor each student's progress.
  • There is full intercom functionality between each student and the instructor.
  • The instructor's screen can be shared with each student's computer.
  • The Soloist digital recorder allows each student to control the playback of the audio or video material. Additionally, students can record their voice and compare their recording with the audio source material.

Room 112:
Room 112 is a computer lab that has 30 Windows student computers and one teacher computer. This lab features a large overhead presentation screen that allows the instructor to demonstrate and/or present computer-based activities and information.


Room 114:
Room 114 is a computer lab that has 14 Apple Macintosh student computers.


Room 122:
Room 122 is a Windows based audio/video lab that has 27 student computers and one teacher computer. This lab is open to all UW students when not being used by a class. This lab also uses a Sony Virtuoso/Soloist software suite to create a level-three (listening, recording, comparison) digital language laboratory. Additionally, there is a VCR/TV combination that supports the NTSC standard. (Sorry, no PAL capabilities yet).

Sony Virtuoso/Soloist software suite:
  • Virtuoso allows the instructor to download digital audio or video files to the student computers and control the playback of the material.
  • An instructor can record student responses and save them to our server for later retrieval.
  • The instructor can monitor each student's progress.
  • There is full intercom functionality between each student and the instructor.
  • The instructor's screen can be shared with each student's computer.
  • The Soloist digital recorder allows each student to control the playback of the audio or video material. Additionally, students can record their voice and compare their recording with the audio source material.

Contact Us

Email: llc@u.washington.edu

Denny Hall, Room 108 Box 353140 Seattle, WA 98195

Phone: (206) 543-0536

Email: llc@u.washington.edu