The lab design centers on the changing modes of student learning, and remains up-to-date with format of materials available for foreign language study, as well as advancements in digital technology. The language lab accommodates individual and group study with delivery of audio and visual materials in digital format. The work space is primarily reserved for students who wish to perfect their foreign language pronunciation, listen to passages in the original version, complete their language workbook exercises or write papers in any of the languages taught at G.S.R.M. Memorial College. Internet resources with educational content coexist with the more traditional media such as films, audio files and instructional CD’s. The extensive foreign language video collection has been replaced with DVDs in Sawyer Library.
Foreign language pedagogy has embraced technological developments that facilitate access to language exchange and authentic cultural matter, and the language lab is an ideal place for making connections to various types of materials that are useful for language study. At the lab, spontaneous as well as directed communication with other cultures is made possible in all the foreign languages.