The Modern Language Center

The Modern Language Center

Notice:

With the current events taking place in NYC due to the COVID19 pandemic, the MLC will be tutoring students online using Zoom, Skype, Google Meet or Google Voice. There is no in-person support at the center during this time. All services are being provided online and remote. Emailing the MLC is the best method of communciatin during this time. 

 

Tutor Trac is open to schedule appointments during Fall 2020 - http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/tutor-trac-scheduling-tutoring-appointments . An MLC staff member will contact you via email to help set up the online session. Zoom, Skype, Google Meet and Voice are free and work on all platforms - windows, android, and iOS. 

 

For Placement Exam service updates for the Fall 2020, please read the updated PDF document below for more information.

This information and more about MLC services, resources, and operation hours can be found in this document

 

You can email the MLC at languagecenter@jjay.cuny.edu if you have any questions about center services and support, or need help with Tutor Trac. 

JJAY campus services are listed below.

Any further updates will be sent via email, appear on our instagram and webpage, as we receive more information from CUNY central, Mayor DeBlasio, and Governor Cuomo. 

-Thank You, MLC

 

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 as according to our placement schedule. See below for more details.

To schedule a tutoring appointment with a Language Tutor, students can send us an email at languagecenter@jjay.cuny.edu  or sign into Tutor Trac to schedule their own appointments. 

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.

 

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
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
     

MLC Hours of Operation & Placement Exam Schedule

MLC Services & Resources
https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/why-tutoring

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

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

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

Please email the MLC for more information on setting up a Duolingo account or check out our page here https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/duolingo.

*TheComputers and Printing is available in the MLC. You can also stop by the center if you need a computer to complete digital assignments such as homework, check your email, or print. The lab is a fully functional student networked printing location. All of the computers are brand new windows 10 PCs. They are fast and efficient for all of your digital needs.

Language Placement Exam Schedule

The MLC offers placement exams for all of the languages offered at John Jay. *Please visit our placement exam webpage https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/studentslanguage-placement-exam-other for current distance learning practices regarding online/remote placement services.*

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

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 email the MLC for more information and to schedule an appointment - Placement Exam Schedule!

Special accomodations to schedule outside of the center's operation hours are available. Please ask to speak to the supervisor for more information.

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

 

Updated Fall 2020

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