Building 77 is where the LLC is.

Visit the LLC in 77-1005!

The LLC has activities for you.

The LLC has activities for you.

Use the LLC how you want.

Language Learning Center (LLC)

  • Virtual LLC

    Go to the Virtual LLC

    The Virtual LLC is available for:

    • Answering questions about LLC programs or resources;
    • English Tutoring and LLC Talks; and
    • Some languages have Grammar Games in the Virtual LLC.
  • LLC Contests

    • Rosetta Stone World Languages
    • Rosetta Stone English
    • English SDLA Tutoring
    • Language Partners

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Contact Us

Spring 2024
February 26- June 7
M-Th    8:00am-8:00pm
Fr          8:00am-4:00pm
Sa-Su  Closed

The LLC will be open on-campus and online in the Virtual LLC.

Building 77-1005
(909) 274-4580 (Messages left at this number will be answered as soon as possible.)

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Frequently Asked Questions

    • The LLC
      • Where is the LLC?
          • The LLC is in building 77 room 1005.
      • Who does the lab serve?
          • Mt. SAC students studying American Language (AmLa), Arabic, English as a Second Language (ESL), Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Sign Language (ASL).
      • What type of materials do you have?
          • Language learning software programs such as Rosetta Stone and Mango Languages; homework sites, educational videos, and DVDs. These programs can help you with listening, speaking, and reading skills.
      • What are your facilities?
          • The Smart Lab for instructors and their classes, the Open Lab for independent study, and an ESL tutoring room.
    • Lab Usage
      • Who can use the lab?
          • Any student with a Mt. SAC ID. You do not need to be enrolled in a language class to use the lab; however, you must study a language.
      • How can I register for the LLC?
          • Registration is free with your Mt. SAC student ID.
      • Can I use the LLC without being enrolled in a language class?
          • Yes, you can register in the LLC under Continuing Education. It is recommended that students without a current language class use the LLC to review the language(s) they have studied.
      • Do I have Wi-Fi access?
          • Yes, you have access Wi-Fi through your portal login credentials.
      • Can I access the lab from home?
          • Yes and no. There are some programs that you can access from home, and there are others that are available in the lab only.
    • Programs and Resources
      • Which resources do you offer?
          • Language learning software programs such as Rosetta Stone, Mango, Native Accent Pronunciation, Focus on Grammar; homework sites, educational videos, and DVDs. We also offer the Passport Rewards program. Our resources help you with your listening,speaking, reading, and writing skills.
      • What is the Passport Rewards (PR) Program?
          • The LLC acknowledges your learning achievements on a weekly basis. You will receive digital Stamps (like the badges you get for playing online games) on your online passport! There are three branches under Passport Rewards: Language Partners, Rosetta Stone, and LLC Tutoring. Winners are announced at the end of Week 7 and Week 14 in Fall and Spring, and at the end of Week 5 in Winter and Summer.
      • What is Language Partners (LP)?
          • LP matches you with another student to practice the same language on a regular basis to improve your speaking skills in the target language. Meet people and learn at the same time! (Please note, this program is designed for World Languages and not for ESL/AMLA.)
      • What is Rosetta Stone?
          • They are language-learning software programs. You can access Rosetta Stone through the LLC Canvas for your language. If you don't see the LLC Canvas, make sure you are registered for the LLC for the current semester. 
      • What is English SDLA Tutoring?
          • We currently offer ESL tutoring at the LLC. You can complete and review SDLAs (Self-Directed Learning Activities) such as Visiting a Doctor, Asking for and Giving Directions, and Job Interview with an ESL teacher! It is an excellent opportunity for one-on-one learning. Join us today!

  • How language learning boosts other skills 

    Given the measurable impact of language learning on the brain, it’s no surprise that these physical changes are accompanied by the improvement of certain other skills such as communication, creativity, recall and concentration. 

    1. Better academic performance 

    In a meta-analysis of 20 studies examining language learning and its impact on academic performance, the majority of studies (90%) showed that language learners perform better across a range of academic subjects than students who don’t study a second language. Learning another language also boosts student literacy, which gives learners an advantage in core school subjects like mathematics and science. 

    1. Improved concentration 

    Just one week of learning a new language has a positive impact on students’ levels of alertness and focus. This improvement was maintained with continuous language study of at least five hours a week. 

    Moreover, this study encompassed learners from the age of 18 to 78, and the improvement in attention span was noted across all age groups. So, studying a new language will boost students’ concentration, no matter what age they are.

    1. A more powerful memory 

    Studying a language engages memorization skills (learning new words and rules) as well as recall (producing new language in-class activities). So it’s no surprise that people who regularly use a second language have more powerful memories. 

    In fact, research shows that people who speak a second language regularly perform better on memory tests than monolingual people. It makes no difference whether they learned the language as a child or as an adult, either. What’s more, language learning improves both short term and long term memory, 

    1. Stronger communication skills 

    Early studies on language learning found evidence that it boosted learners’ empathy. More recent research has found that empathy is a key trait for success in learning a second language. 

    Speaking a second language can help to improve students’ ability to see things from another perspective. In turn, this can have a positive impact on their communication skills. 

    In addition, the practice of academic skills involved in language study, such as active listening, can improve learners’ communication skills in their everyday lives. 

    1. More creativity 

    Bilingual children exhibit more creativity in problem-solving and flexibility than their monolingual peers. The same holds true for learners of a second language. 

    Researchers across different studies have found that studying a language seems to unlock students’ creative abilities. This could be the result of the thought processes involved in language learning. These include translation, language switching and disciplined study, along with a willingness to learn and adapt. 

    Language learning skills will help learners in all areas of their lives, improving their mental abilities, and helping them with problem-solving and decision–making. Ultimately, this all goes towards enriching their personal, social and professional relationships. 

    So, whether you’re a learner or a teacher of other languages, you’re building skills, exercising your brain and building your cognitive reserves every time you speak a second language!

    **Copied from How learning a new language changes your brain on October 2023