The BAWLC is a dedicated language learning resource center utilized by students, staff, and faculty for the purposes of language acquisition. We support all the languages taught in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, and offer audio, video, electronic, and text resources for both instructors and students. The full catalogs are available for viewing at the front desk.
Inside the Language Center, you will find four working areas: the Common Area and Front Desk, the Satellite Viewing Room, the Drop-In Computer Lab, and the Instructional Computer Lab.
The Common Area and Front Desk
The common area is the main room of the Language Center. BAWLC staff are available at the front desk to answer questions and offer assistance. The common area also houses a large conference table and several laptop stations for students and faculty to plug in their equipment.
The Satellite Viewing Room (JR 316C)
This room houses a large LCD flat screen television and several comfortable chairs. Students and faculty may use the DVD/VHS player to watch a film from our comprehensive international film archive. Or, they may watch Chinese language TV and movies using the Charming China streaming service. The Satellite Viewing Room is available on a first-come, first-served basis, but faculty and students may reserve it for special viewings, projects, and group tutoring.
The Drop-In Lab (JR 316B)
The BAWLC provides a separate Drop-In computer lab to accommodate students when the Instructional Lab is occupied. Students in the Drop-In Lab have access to 6 Windows computers and 4 Mac desktops. Faculty and staff may use the room’s media station, which consists of the following: a Windows computer, multi-standard DVD player, document camera, laptop A/V inputs, miracast adapter, and Apple TV. A ceiling mounted projection and audio system provides high visibility for the audience. The room also houses a large, wired conference table where faculty and students can charge their devices as they work. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Instructional Lab (JR 316A)
The Instructional / Testing lab is a 30-station multipurpose lab designed for scheduled classes and library-style use. Faculty and staff may use the instructor station, which consists of the following: a Windows computer with multi-standard DVD player, Blu-ray player, document camera, laptop A/V inputs, miracast adapter, and Apple TV. A second computer monitor allows presenters to manage their visual aids. A ceiling mounted projection, audio, and SMART board system provides high visibility and interactivity for the audience. Lecture Capture is available in this room through CSUN IT.
For questions or further information please contact the BAWLC directly at (818) 677-3470, or email firstname.lastname@example.org