Modern Languages Lab

The Modern Languages Lab

You can find the Modern Languages Lab in Drescher Hall 219. It's a free computer lab where language students can practice and improve their language skills, work on assignments, and attend Zoom lectures. The Modern Languages Lab provides students with free access to various language learning resources including Mango Languages and Transparent Language. Remember to sign in at the front desk computer before using the lab. 

Inside the lab, there's a Language Lab Support Desk. The Lab Support Desk team helps language students with technical issues. If you want to know more about the Tutoring Center, you can visit our Tutoring Center website.



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

The Language Lab will be closed during all campus holidays and breaks. Hours are subject to change.


Canvas Shell

The Modern Languages Learning Center Canvas Shell is a place where language students can find lots of helpful stuff like resources, tutorials, and guides. If you're taking a language course, you'll be added to the Canvas Shell automatically each semester.

Visit the Canvas Shell

Language Learning Resources

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is a free language learning app for all SMC students enrolled in a language course. It consists of a set of practical conversations, with embedded cultural and grammatical information.

Mango Languages Mango Languages FAQ

Transparent Language

Transparent Language is a free language learning platform that uses a variety of activities to advance the user through the lessons. It uses a whole host of activities to help users learn.

Transparent Language Transparent Language FAQ

Language Lab Media Finder

The Modern Languages Lab Media Finder (MLLAB) is a faculty-curated app that enables language students to locate and access a variety of articles, textbooks, and websites. The MLLAB Media Finder is accessible both within the lab and remotely through the SMC Cares Virtual Computer Labs. To access the Media Finder, students will need to set up the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.

Virtual Computer Lab Media Finder FAQ