Language Labs

The Language Labs at both campuses support students taking courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and English as a Second Language (ESL). Services provided include audio and video stations for student use, multimedia PCs with Internet access, library of ESL audio materials with books, plus a growing collection of modern language and ESL software and videos. Conversation groups and workshops are also offered. Lab personnel are always on hand to assist with equipment and selection of appropriate materials.

The labs are designed to be used primarily by students enrolled in Oakton credit courses, therefore teachers and students in these classes have priority access. On a space-available basis, students enrolled in Alliance for Lifelong Learning (ALL) courses or others interested in using the labs’ materials and facilities may be admitted.

The labs operate according to the Oakton academic calendar, which may be different from the ALL calendar. During breaks between semesters, lab hours are likely to be limited.

Hours of operation when classes are in session, fall and spring semesters:

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, closed

Summer hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday - Sunday, closed

The Language Labs are located in Room 2446, Des Plaines (847-635-1612), and Room C132, Skokie (847-635-1493).