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The Topken World Languages Lab (B-127) Welcomes You!

It has never been more important to learn a new language! Innovative media and technologies have made studying a language easier and more engaging than ever!

The Topken World Languages Lab (B-127) was renovated in 2018 with a generous gift from Bill and Marina Topken. The lab will allow our students to explore languages and cultures from around the globe in a state-of-the-art facility. The Topken World Languages Lab features Sanako software, new lap tops, round tables and couches that facilitate small group interaction and collaborative learning. This exciting space enhances our already excellent World Language Program.

The new lab is the regularly scheduled classroom for many of our existing language classes. Tutors for all of our language offerings hold weekly sessions in the lab. Tutors are available to assist students enrolled in our language classes as well as anyone in our college community with a desire to engage with world languages. Individuals may use the lab for independent language learning during tutor hours.

Co-curricular activities such as conversation hours will also be hosted in the lab. Please see the current semester schedule for details.

The Topken World Languages Lab demonstrates Ramapo College’s continuing commitment to its international, intercultural, interdisciplinary, and experiential pillars and to the humanities. We will continue to develop and expand programming, software and support that will contribute to the linguistic and cultural competency of our community. Please contact us about your interests and suggestions on how we can meet this goal, such as, materials, software and online resources we can acquire to share with visitors.

Please contact sshgsoffice@ramapo.edu if you have questions.

 

Language Lab Tutors & Hours

Pamela Martinez     Spanish Tutor   Mondays 1:00-5:00 pm; Wednesdays 10:30-12:30 pm

Karen Lara               Spanish Tutor  Fridays 12:00-5:00 pm

Thomas Digregorio  Italian Tutor     Mondays & Thursdays 8:00-10:00 am

Luke Ferrante          Italian Tutor     Mondays & Thursdays 10:00-1:00 pm

Zoë Tucker-Borrut   French Tutor    Tuesdays & Wednesdays 1:30-5:00 pm

Felix Zhang             Chinese Tutor   Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm