Student Resources

English Conversation Hour

The UW LLC English Conversation Practice Hours are currently held twice a month during fall, winter and spring quarters. The session for undergraduate students is held on the second Friday of each month. The undergraduate student session will focus on general conversation and class participation. The session for graduate students is held on the final Friday of each month. The graduate student session will focus on general conversation, class participation, as well as speaking skills for TAs.

There is a cap of 20 people for each hour, on a first-come, first-served basis. If all slots are filled for the next session, please add your name to the waitlist.

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Language Testing

Follow the link below for more information about the Language testing options supported by the LLC.

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Computing Labs and Computer Assisted Language Learning

The LLC maintains three computer labs (UW students only). One of these labs, Denny Hall 158, is open for all students during most (it is very rarely closed for testing) of our normal business hours. Denny 158 is equipped with desktop computers in individual sound dampening carrels which can be used by UW students for drop-in study, language practice and Dawg prints. All of the computers in our labs come equiped with webcams and headphones, and have specialized language related applications installed, such as Praat, ELAN, Audacity, Safe Exam Browser, and other language learning software .

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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.

One tool is American Speech Sounds, which is a software designed to help improve an individual's spoken English. The software allows users to listen to vowel and consonant sounds, sententences, intonation, and more. Users are able to record their own speech to compare to the guides in the exercises. American Speech Sounds can be accessed on the first 13 computers in any of our computer labs.

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Language Exchange Board

The LLC has created a board for UW Students to find language exchange partners.

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Language Learning Audio & Video

The LLC hosts some audio and video series for language learning available to UW NETID holders (e.g., students, staff and faculty). We make these series available in a number of ways. Most of our audio series have been placed on the web for listening by UW students.

The general resources available here were created and owned by the UW. For any resources that aren't owned by the UW, explicit permission was granted by the publisher for them to be made accessible to UW NETID holders. The LLC does not sell or distribute texts to accompany these language resources. Those who purchase or listen to resources usually already have the printed material or intend to obtain it somewhere else.

The LLC hosts additional media that has other agreements with publishers and licenses which require more restrictive access. If you believe that you need to access a resource that isn't available for general NETID access, you will need to communicate with your language instructor directly. Most non-general resources are only available for a certain period of time, for a limited number of students, and in a particular format.

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Streaming and On-Demand TV/Films

Follow the link below for more information about the on-demand and streaming TV, Films and other resources available to UW students, staff and faculty.

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What Languages are Taught at UW

Follow the link below for more information about the various language course offerings at UW.

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Location: Denny Hall 1st floor

Working Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Contact Us:
Phone: 206-543-0536
Fax: 206-685-1732
Campus Mailbox: Box 353140