Modern Languages at UTA

Department News


    New Professor in Spanish

    New Professor in Spanish

    Welcome Dr. Gregorio-Cano to Spanish Translation Studies.


    Ignacio Ruiz Pérez Wins Poetry Award

    Ignacio Ruiz Pérez Wins Poetry Award

    Ignacio Ruiz Pérez wins prestigious Poetry Award


    Faculty Honored for Teaching

    Faculty Honored for Teaching

    Several faculty members received awards in teaching for 2015.


Language Acquistion

Center (LAC)


Language Acquisition Center - Trimble Hall 302-307

Helping Students Be Successful Using Today's Technologies!

The Language Acquisition Center (LAC) is dedicated to helping students succeed as they seek to master languages other than their own. This multimedia center serves the entire UTA community with two main rooms, an extensive catalogue of resources and a drive to reach out to the community.

The main computer lab is located in Trimble Hall room 307 and is equipped with 26 Mac computers, two of which boot to Windows. These computers already have all of the software necessary for students to compete their language coursework and tests. There are movie viewing stations, which are made up of 5 TV’s 3 VHS and 4 DVD’s. In addition to 3 CD/cassette listening stations, and 4 study carrels. For printing the LAC offers 1 HP 9050 Black and White printer for regular letter sized printing and an HP Designjet T1100ps for poster printing.

The LAC also offers a collaborative study area in Trimble Hall room 303. This room is equipped with 2 TV’s, 2 VHS, 1 DVD, multimedia connector, 1 white board, 5 small tables where students can work collaboratively, as well as additional comfortable seating for groups and individuals. A media cart is available for presentations or movies. Tutoring sessions normally occur in this room and the LAC regularly schedules events for faculty and student groups.

An extensive collection of analog and digital media as well as course-related software and self-study software is maintained at the LAC. These materials are checked out with a UTA ID and can only be removed from the LAC by faculty members. In addition to these materials the LAC can check out all of the equipment students and faculty members will need to study the materials. The full catalogue of our learning materials and resources may be found at

The Center's staff assists faculty and instructors from the Department of Modern Languages in the integration of media into the instruction of language, literature, and culture. The LAC works intensively with language coordinators and instructors in the collection, development, and utilization of audio, video, and computer materials in the Center itself, in the classrooms, and in learners' individual study environments. The Director of the LAC will regularly attend faculty meetings in order to check on the course requirements needed by the department, gain new ideas and keep the department aware up updates that occur in the LAC. Tours of the LAC can be scheduled and are regularly conducted at the start of every semester.

For more information about the LAC, to schedule an event, request additional software or materials, or to provide any feedback, please contact the Director of the LAC Jennifer Higgins. You may also leave feedback about your experience in the LAC by completing the survey located here: Click here to complete a brief survey.

LAC Hours and Tutoring Schedule

The current hours of operation for the Language Acquisition Center are as posted below.

Fall and Spring
Monday - Friday 8:00A.M. - 5:00P.M.
Wintermester and Summer
Monday - Friday 9:00A.M. - 3:00P.M.

Tutoring Hours

In cooperation with both the University Tutorial and Supplemental Instruction  program of the University College Learning Center  and the Department of Modern Languages the LAC now offers open tutoring sessions for students studying French and Spanish. Just come to Trimble Hall Room 303 during the hours posted below.

French Beginning Tutoring - Spring 2016
Monday 12:00P.M. - 12:50P.M.
Monday 4:00P.M. - 4:50P.M.
Wednesday 4:00P.M. - 4:50P.M
Friday 12:00P.M. - 12:50P.M.

Spanish Writing Center - Spring 2016
Mon - Wed 10:00A.M. - 12:00P.M.
Mon - Wed 1:00P.M. - 3:00P.M.
Thrusday 1:00P.M. - 3:00P.M.
Friday 10:00A.M. - 12:00P.M.

Spanish Tutoring - Fall 2015
Tuesday 12:00P.M. - 3:00P.M.
Wednesday 12:00P.M. - 3:00P.M.
Thursday 12:00P.M. - 3:00P.M.

LAC Event Calendar