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About Barbara Ann Ward

After studying in Mexico City, Barbara Ann Ward entered San Fernando Valley State college in her 30's. Following her graduation, she worked for sixteen years as a rehabilitation counselor, crediting her Spanish knowledge for helping her better serve many of her clients.

An accomplished aviator, Ms. Ward traveled the world in her retirement, beginning skydiving in 1993 and making her last jump at age 74.

At her passing, Ms. Ward permanently endowed the Barbara Ann Ward (Spanish '67) Scholarship in Spanish Studies to encourage others to follow in her path of adventure and service.

Welcome to the BAW LC Homepage!

Click Here for the BAW LC Orientation Video

Recent News and Updates

Spring 2014

  • Updates in Spring 2014 will be displayed when available

Fall 2013

  • The free tutoring program will continue through the end of the fall for all CSUN students. Stop by the BAWLC and make your appointment to speak with a tutor today.

Older News

Fall 2012

The BAWLC director and staff welcome you back for the Fall semester. Operating hours have changed, please consult our location and hours subpage.

The BAWLC underwent a compete refresh during the Summer 2012. Jerome Richfield 316A and 316B are now equipped with widescreen monitors and mini-towers running the Windows 7 Operating System. The center supports language acquisition in:

  • Armenian
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • English (IEP)
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Russian (Hosted by the Liberal Studies)
  • Spanish

The free language tutoring program will continue through the end of the Fall semester, thanks to the generous support provided by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

For more information, please contact the BAWLC staff at (818) 677-3470

Spring 2012

The BAWLC welcomes back the CSUN community for the Spring 2012 semester.

Please note that the operating hours have changed for this new semester.

The free tutoring program continues in this new semester. Please inquire at the language lab for more information regarding the tutors' new schedules.

For more information, please contact the BAWLC staff at (818) 677-3470

Fall 2011

The BAWLC welcomes back the CSUN community for the Fall 2011 semester.

The free tutoring program that was established last semester is once again fully operational. We have tutors available for French, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish classes. Please visit the language lab to learn more about the tutor's available hours.

Please note that BAWLC operating hours have been changed.

For more information, please contact the BAWLC staff at (818) 677-3470

Have a great semester!

Spring 2011

The BAWLC welcomes the College of Humanities and the CSUN community back for the Spring Semester.

This academic year, as a result of a Lottery Grant, the Language Center will be offering tutoring for the following languages: French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Russian. For information regarding this sevice, please contact the LC at (818) 677-3470.

The BAW Language Center continues to sponsor workshops focusing on language acquisition, technology, and assessment in the digital era. The workshops target technology mediated language acquisiton and are intended for K-14 language instructors and CSUN Modern Languages faculty. Please contact the BAWLC staff at (818)677-3470 for additional information.


The Barbara Ann Ward Language Center was renovated in summer 2008. The facility supports the College of Humanities and specifically the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. The center, located in Jerome Richfield Hall 316, provides audio, video and language specific software in Armenian, Chinese, Classics, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish and is equipped with a fully automated handicapped student station. The BAWLC's innovative design allows for both library style use by all patrons as well as use by faculty as a fully equipped smart classroom with access to audio/video/multi region DVD/data projection. Faculty, staff and students have access to all media materials and equipment housed in the BAWLC.

January 18, 2008

Happy New Year and welcome back to CSUN! The BAW LC is gearing up for an exciting new semester, with lots of projects and many new ideas to make your language learning experience even better.

The semester begins Tuesday, January 22 and the BAW LC will be open at 9:00 AM. As we did last fall, the BAW LC will host many language classes during the semester, particularly on Tuesdays, so be sure to call ahead if you want to make sure there are computers available.

Once again, welcome back! Here's to a healthy and productive semester for us all.

August 21, 2007

The Fall 2007 semester will be upon us as of Thursday, August 23 and the BAW LC will be open at 9:00 AM to accomodate all the new classes and students that will be pouring through our doors.

This semester the BAW LC will be the permanent classroom for several language classes, primarily Spanish courses, and as such will be closed to outside traffic during these class times. Please click on "Location & Hours" to view our new hours for the semester.

Also, you may have noticed the BAW LC website looks a little different. We are currently moving our old website into the new CSUN template, so please bear with us - missing pictures and all!

Welcome back, and have a wonderful semester!

May 8, 2007

Here we are, back again at the end of the semester. The last day of classes is May 18, 2007, and this will also be the last day the BAW LC will be open. Please make sure to get all your lab hours finished before we close for the summer at 2:00 PM on that Friday. Once again, we are getting ready to put together our Fall 2007 schedule. Professors, please determine your reservation times early and send them in to llrc4mcl@csun.edu or call ext. 3452 so we can get your classes on the schedule! Have a fantastic summer!

January 23, 2007

The Spring semester begins on Monday, January 29, 2007 - which means the BAW LC is ready to re-open! We will be opening on Jan. 29 at 9:00 AM. Please click on "Location & Hours" to see our newly updated hours for Spring 2007. Additionally, the MCLL Schedule of Classes has been updated. Click "Online Resources" to see more. Professors - spots on our reservation schedule are filling up quickly. Get your reservations in as soon as possible. Please click "Contact Us" and give us an e-mail or call. Welcome back everyone!

December 13, 2006

The BAW LC will close for the winter break starting on Friday, December 15, 2006 at 2:00 PM. We will re-open in the Spring semester. Instructors: get your Spring 2007 lab reservations in early to guarantee yourself access to all of 2/20/14 "Contact Us" and e-mail or call us ASAP. Have a wonderful holiday!

August 29, 2006

We will be re-opening for the Fall 2006 Semester next Tuesday, September 5th at 8:00 AM. We've changed our hours this semester, so be sure to check them by clicking on "Location & Hours" in the menu. Also note that the lab's extension is now 3470. Extension 3452 is now the extension of the lab director, Patricia Miller. Have a happy Labor Day, and welcome back once again!

May 11, 2006

The BAW LC will be closing for the Summer on Friday, May 19th at 2:00 PM. Please contact the director, Pat Miller, at ext. 3452 for lab use requests during the Summer. We will re-open in the Fall semester. Have a safe and happy break!

March 30, 2006

The BAW LC will be closed on Friday, March 31 for Cesar Chavez Day. We will re-open at the normal time on Monday, April 3. Enjoy your weekend!

March 27, 2006

The online version of our brand new Instruction and Quick Reference Guide for Students, as seen in the lab, is now available for download. Click here for the Microsoft Office document. Click here for the Rich Text File.

February 13, 2006

The online version of our orientation presentation is now up on the website. Click here to view the presentation, or click "About the BAW LC" to read more about the lab before viewing the presentation. Instructions for opening, saving, and viewing this presentation can be found here.

January 30, 2006

The BAW LC reopened today for the Spring semester. We've also updated the information on our site, including the faculty directory. Please click the "Location & Hours" link to see our new Spring schedule. Welcome back!

November 29, 2005

First things first: the BAW LC webpage has received a bit of a facelift. We've added new sections, cleaned up the layout and are working on getting our catalogues onto the website. Any feedback about the change would be extremely welcome. E-mail us at lc4mcll@csun.edu.

It's getting very close to the end of the semester, which means the BAW LC will be closing for the winter recess. We will be closing at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 9 and re-opening in the Spring semester. Have a fantastic break!