Modern Languages at UTA

Department News


    MODL Career Day

    MODL Career Day

    RSVP for our inaugural MODL Career Day!


    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)


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 newly remodeled multipurpose computer lab serves the entire UTA community with two main rooms, an extensive catalogue of resources and a drive to reach out to the community.

Our main computer room in Trimble Hall 307 contains 35 iMac computers and 1 instructor iMac, a projector and whiteboard. The desks are arranged for the classroom but are also separate booths with sound barriers so that students can more clearly record assignments and tests as part of their language coursework.

Finally, the LAC has an extensive collection of analog and digital media as well as course-related software and self-study software are 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

For more information about the LAC, to schedule an event, request additional software or materials, or to provide any feedback, please contact MODLITSupport

LAC Hours for the Fall and Spring are 8:00am-5:00pm.



The LAC is available to all student groups, faculty, and staff at the University of Texas at Arlington for reservation, however we ask that all events follow the guidelines listed below.

  • Check the LAC calendar to see what dates and times are available prior to emailing a reservation request
    • Please note that Open Events such as Tutoring Events can be scheduled at the same time and different tables will be assigned
  • To reserve space in the LAC for events, please have an organization’s student officer, faculty advisor, committee chair, or other authorized individual email and include the following information:
    1. Main Contact Name – Must be able to answer any follow up questions
    2. Organization or Group Name
    3. Room Requested—LAC Lab 307 or LAC Lounge 303
    4. Whether the event is public (other students and events allowed – doors open) or private (no outside students-- doors shut).
    5. Brief Description of Event
    6. Equipment the LAC will be expected to provide – Movie to be shown
    7. Dates and Times
    8. Special Requests or Needs
  • Schedule an individual to arrive early to the event to finalize setup and direct people who may arrive early to the event. We recommend at least 5-10 minutes prior to nontechnical evets. For specialized technology events we recommend an early arrival of 30 mins to an hour, with equipment in hand for testing.
  • Staffing is highly dependent on student availability; please request event space at least one month in advance to ensure staffing is available.
  • In the event of cancellation, please contact no later than one week before planned event. For emergency cancellation, please contact as soon as possible to notify staff.
  • Staffing arrangements that accommodate after-hours events affect staffing during the LAC’s open-hours. No-call and no-shows events affect the workers, students, and operations of the LAC and could jeopardize the acceptance of future reservations.
  • Open events are welcome and frequent in the LAC lounge however we must ask that your event be respectful of the other individuals using the space to study and learn during your event. The following activities are not permitted in open events. Please note that this list is not complete but we are more than happy to work with you to schedule private time for your event.
    • Music
    • Physical Games that cannot be played at a table
    • TV Usage
    • Food
  • Reservations that involve Food must take place in the LAC Lounge Room 303, food is not permitted in the computer lab.
  • The LAC reserves the right to cancel reservations or reject future reservations should there be problems that occur during event actives. Before events are canceled or rejected a meeting will be schedule with the proper faculty and group members to try to resolve issues.