The Modern Language Center

The Modern Language Center


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. 


The MLC will be providing online tutoring
support for the Spring 2021. 

Use Tutor Trac to schedule an appointment with an MLC tutor!

Tutoring will officially begin in the first week of February.
An MLC staff member will provide you with the details, 
like the platform to be used and the online meeting invite ID,
for your online session after it is scheduled.
Zoom, Skype, Google Meet and Voice are all free and
work on all platforms - windows, android, and iOS.

For updates on MLC services, such as the
Placement Exams and
 when we are in operation,
please read the updated
document for more information.


If you have any questions about center services
and support, or need help with Tutor Trac

you can email the MLC at

JJAY campus services are listed below.

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

-Thank You, MLC


The Modern Language Center at John Jay College is here to
supplement the language courses offered.
We assist in fostering independent and self-guided study
through the use of language learning, technology, and tutoring. 

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

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



General Information on Language Support:


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

Duolingo software is available free of charge for all students
registered to the languages above. Please email if you have any questions.

MLC Services & Resources

When the center is operating in-person, students have access to a variety of
text and reference books for each of the languages offered by the department. 

Computers and Printing are available in person (closed temporarily) in the MLC lab.
You can also stop by the center if you need a computer to complete digital assignments
such as homework, check your email, or print school work. 

Language Placement Exam Schedule

The MLC offers placement exams for all of the languages offered at John Jay.
*Please visit our placement exam webpage for current Distance Learning practices.*

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 but all questions are multiple choice.

Students only need to take one exam to register,
and are only allowed to take the exam once per language.
Students can choose to take multiple placement exams,
for the different languages offered at the College. 


Updated Spring 2021