The Modern Language Center

The Modern Language Center

*Please Note: The MLC will be closed July 1-5. We will reopen July 8.*

 

The Modern Language Center at John Jay College supplements the language course offerings of the college to foster independent and self-guided study through the use of language learning technology and tutoring. 

Individual and small group tutoring is available by appointment for students enrolled in any foreign language course at the College. Tutoring is not available during summer and winter sessions.

Modern language placement exams may be taken at the Modern Language Center per scheduled appointment. Please check back for an updated schedule. Stay tuned.....

To schedule a tutoring appointment with a Language Tutor, students can stop by the center located in room 7.64 NB, call our front desk at 212-484-1140, or send us an email at languagelab@jjay.cuny.edu.  

During the Fall and Spring Semesters Only:
Click here to view our tutoring availability. Our Staff is always happy to help!

Students can also schedule their own appointments from a computer or any smart device by going to Tutor Trac.

How to log into Tutor Trac and schedule an appointment?

  • Use your JJAY email credentials to log into Trac
  • Search for availability
  • Select your subject and Tutoring as the reason
  • Don't forget to click save!!!!

 

General Information on Language Support:

Tutoring

The Modern Language Center is located in the New Building, room 7.64, and offers tutoring in:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian 
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

 

Summer 2019 MLC Hours of Operation & Placement Exam Schedule

 

MLC Resources

Students have access to a variety of text and reference books for each of the languages offered by the department.

Rosetta Stone software is available free of charge for the following eight languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian 
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Please inquire with our front desk staff for more information on getting signed up for Rosetta Stone.

 

Language Placement Exam Schedule

The MLC offers placement exams for all of the languages offered at John Jay.

The exams are designed to place students in the correct course level for the language of their choosing. The exams cover reading, writing, and listening comprehension.

Students only need to take one exam, but can take it for more than one language if they are deciding on which course to register for or want to take more than one. 

Students can schedule an appointment or just walk-in during the center's operation hours to take the placement. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-484-1140, or stop by the center in room 7.64 NB. The MLC staff will be happy to assist you. Special accomodations to schedule outside of the center's operation hours are available - Please ask to speak to a supervisor for more information.

Please plan at least an hour to complete the exam. Results are usually posted in 24 hours, but this may vary. Inquire with the MLC supervisor for more information on the timeline for exam results. 

Please note: the placement exam is required for both Spanish and French.

 

 

 

Updated 5-23-2019