The Foreign Language/ENLA Lab
Location: LR 117
The Foreign Language/ENLA Lab provides a place for students of both Foreign Languages and ENLA classes to practice the language they are studying. Students have the opportunity to complete tasks in the target language. These tasks supplement and enhance the material presented in the classroom. The Lab consists of 34 computer stations with Internet access. We offer numerous language learning instructional software and online programs for all target languages. These programs provide audio and video, as well as a recording features, which allow students to record their own speech. Some of the programs are linked to course textbooks while others provide independent tutorials. In addition to computer stations, there are three small conference rooms, each equipped with white boards, a table, and chairs to facilitate small group discussions or student/instructor conferencing. An instructional assistant and Foreign Language and ENLA faculty are available to assist students with lab activities.
Learning Assistance Center (LAC)
Location: LRC 114
The Learning Assistance Center provides one-on-one tutoring and organized study groups to assist students in reviewing and reinforcing course-related concepts through a variety of instructional aids and materials. In additional, integrated Gateway tutoring is available for students enrolled in specified course sections. LAC tutoring services are available to all Rio Hondo College students at no charge. Students may schedule tutoring appointments or study group sessions at the LAC desk on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center.
The Reading Lab
Location: LR 118
The Reading Skills Lab is an academic skills class designed to assist students in improving their reading comprehension and vocabulary development through lab activities. Students enrolled in Basic Reading 21 or Intermediate Reading 22 must be concurrently enrolled in the .5 unit Reading Skills Lab course. The lab provides students with individualized reading tasks designed for additional practice and mastery of concepts presented in class. The lab includes computers, books, tapes, and workbooks, covering a variety of reading skills and levels. In addition to the on-campus lab, there is an online lab available for partial lab credit for students enrolled in Reading 21 and Reading 22.
The Reading Skills Lab is staffed by Reading instructors and instructional assistants who are available to students with their reading assignments and questions related to lab materials.
The Writing Center
Location: LR 124
The Writing Center is writing environment where you can practice and develop your writing skills with the aid of an English Instructor. The Writing Center is located in the Learning Resource Center, LR -124. We are not a campus-wide Writing Center; students who visit the Writing Center must be enrolled in English 30, 35, 101, or 201. Students are expected to be actively engaged in writing during the entire time they visit the Writing Center, be it on the computer or by hand. Working with an instructor gives the students an opportunity to work one-on-one with a writing professional who can help them generate and organize ideas and present them clearly to their intended audience. Our instructors can help students with any process of their writing. The instructors will not edit a student’s work but focus on one or two main ideas. The Writing Center and their English class work hand-in-hand. It is a place for students to work on their English assignments, use our computers for research, and print out their essays and research papers. When students attend the Writing Center on a regular basis they see a marked difference in their writing skills and face their college education with confidence.