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Welcome to the LAC

The Language Acquisition Center serves the students and faculty of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. The facility is located in Suite 356 on the third floor of the Draper Academic Building. A model for computer-assisted language learning centers, the LAC is frequently visited by language professionals from other universities.

The LAC provides state-of-the-art support for modern language instruction. The LAC helps students and faculty by supplementing regular classroom teaching with multimedia applications and materials. Students can use the computers in the labs to listen to audio programming and view instructional video materials. Two multimedia instructor stations are provided for professors, who may monitor student progress or use the facility for oral testing.

The Language Acquisition Center houses two classrooms with LCD projectors and related classroom equipment and access to foreign TV broadcasts via satellite. In addition, software programs are available for conducting research using internet sources.

The Language Acquisition Center is an international arm of Baylor University. The facilities in the labs provide the tools necessary for students to master languages. Learning another language can lead to exciting careers and open doors of opportunity around the globe. In the words of LAC Director Bill Dooley, "We consider language skills to be a gateway to the world."

Placement Exams

The Language Acquisition Center staff administers computer-adaptive Placement Exams in French, Spanish and German. Some courses require students to take a placement exam prior to enrollment. The exam has a multiple-choice format, and it must be taken in the LAC. There is no charge for the exam, and no appointment is required (exams are given by appointment only between semesters). The exam takes less than a half hour, and students get their results immediately. For more information, call the LAC at (254) 710-4526.

Languages - Gateway to the World