Modern Languages Lab

The Modern Languages Lab

The Modern Languages Lab at Santa Monica College is a free computer lab that provides students with an opportunity to study, practice language skills, and work on class assignments. The lab is not a classroom but a learning environment that supplements class learning. It's located inside the Modern Languages Learning Center in Drescher Hall 219 and offers an immersive and interactive learning experience for students. We invite you to take advantage of the Modern Languages Lab and enhance your language learning experience.

Students are asked to please read and follow the Modern Languages Lab Guidelines when utilizing the lab space.

The Modern Languages Learning Center also offers free language tutoring for students.

Learn more about Free Language Tutoring


Hours of Operation

The Modern Languages Lab is open six days a week for your convenience.

The Modern Languages Learning Center, including the lab, will be closed during campus holidays and breaks. Please refer to the district calendar for more information.

  • Phone: 310-434-3595 
  • Location: Drescher Hall 219 (across from the John Drescher Planetarium)

Language Lab Hours

  • Monday: 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday

Language Lab Help Desk Hours

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday

Language Lab Help Desk

The Help Desk is available to offer support and direction for language applications, software, websites, and various multimedia materials that are provided by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. However, if you have inquiries related to SMC accounts, Corsair Connect, email, or email passwords, kindly reach out to the SMC IT Help Desk.

Schedule a Help Desk Appointment

To schedule a help desk appointment with the Modern Languages Lab, we have provided a convenient online form for you to fill out. The form ensures that you can secure a dedicated time slot for assistance, but please note that walk-ins are also encouraged. If you prefer to visit the Modern Languages Lab in person, you can find us at Drescher Hall 219.

To use the online form, please follow these steps:

  1. Access the Form: Scroll down below this guide and you will find the form ready for you to fill out.

  2. Select a Service: Choose the specific service you require from the Modern Languages Lab Help Desk.

  3. Select a Staff Member (Optional): To view the availability of specific staff members for your chosen service, use the "Select Staff" option in the form. Choose a staff member that aligns with your preferred date and time.

  4. Choose Appointment Date and Time: Select a suitable date and time for your appointment. The Help Desk is available during the following hours:
    1. Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    2. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    3. Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  5. Add Your Details: Start by providing your name, email address, and any other relevant personal details. This information is essential for us to communicate with you effectively and confirm your appointment. You will receive confirmation and appointment details via email.

  6. Additional Comments: If you have any specific concerns or requirements you would like the help desk staff to be aware of, you can include them in the notes section. Feel free to provide details about the specific topic or task you need assistance with, as this will help us prepare in advance.
  7. Submit the Form: Once you have filled in all the necessary information, review it to ensure accuracy. When you are ready, click the "Book" button at the end of the form to send your appointment request to our team. You will receive a confirmation email and links (if applicable) to your Zoom meeting.

Zoom Meeting Link

Use the link below to join our virtual Help Desk Zoom meeting.

Join the Virtual Zoom Help Desk Meeting


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Canvas Shell

The Modern Languages Learning Center Canvas Shell is an online platform that provides students with a wealth of resources, guides, and tutorials. Students attending a Modern Languages and Cultures course are automatically enrolled in the Canvas Shell each semester.

Access the Canvas Shell

Students and faculty having problems accessing the Canvas Shell should email for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions