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Language Laboratory
A language laboratory is
arranged to make foreign
language learning more
effective.
Emphasis is on spe...
Components of a Language
Laboratory
1. Hearing booth(cubicle)
• It has normally 16-20 booths with
tables and seat for lear...
• Microphones, headphones and
recorder are provided.
• In the console, the learner
receives the language teaching
programm...
2.The console
• The console is the instructor’s
room.
• It has :
a. Master tapes and monitoring
equipment for two way
comm...
c. Monitoring switches to enable
the instructor to listen to the
learners, to correct, to advise and
evaluate them.
d. Int...
e. Group call switch for inviting
attention of all the learners to
receive general instructions.
f. All call switch for ma...
3.Control room
The control room contains
all the tapes, records and other
equipment, properly indexed for
quick use.
Objectives of language laboratory
To enable one to:
1. to practise and assess
speech in a language.
2. to listen to model
...
The following steps are suggested to
carry out the activities of the language
lab.
• Identify the problem that needs
pract...
Merits of Language Laboratory
The student :
• can grasp correct English
pronunciation, through a lot
practice of the right...
Merits of Language Laboratory
• feels free and confident
• gets more time for practise than
he get in his classroom
• gets...
Demerits of Language
Laboratory
• Development of reading and writing
skills has no scope in the language
laboratory.
• Mor...
Demerits of Language Laboratory
• In rural schools, installation of
language laboratory may be
difficult and costly .
• Ef...
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A language laboratory is arranged to make foreign language learning more effective.

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Language laboratory 1

  1. 1. Language Laboratory A language laboratory is arranged to make foreign language learning more effective. Emphasis is on speaking and listening. Language lab is set in computer rooms.
  2. 2. Components of a Language Laboratory 1. Hearing booth(cubicle) • It has normally 16-20 booths with tables and seat for learners. • Each student has a sound proof compartment called the cubicle. • Each cubicle is connected to the console(instructor’s booth).
  3. 3. • Microphones, headphones and recorder are provided. • In the console, the learner receives the language teaching programme selected by the teacher.
  4. 4. 2.The console • The console is the instructor’s room. • It has : a. Master tapes and monitoring equipment for two way communication. b. Distribution switches to direct the recorded programmes to
  5. 5. c. Monitoring switches to enable the instructor to listen to the learners, to correct, to advise and evaluate them. d. Intercom switches for two way communication with an individual learner.
  6. 6. e. Group call switch for inviting attention of all the learners to receive general instructions. f. All call switch for making announcement to the learners regardless of the programme.
  7. 7. 3.Control room The control room contains all the tapes, records and other equipment, properly indexed for quick use.
  8. 8. Objectives of language laboratory To enable one to: 1. to practise and assess speech in a language. 2. to listen to model pronunciation, repeat and record the same and do self assessment and correction. 3. to learn at one’s own pace.
  9. 9. The following steps are suggested to carry out the activities of the language lab. • Identify the problem that needs practice. • Choose the correct type of drill • Prepare the tape/CD script • Make the recording • Check the recording • Evaluate the activity
  10. 10. Merits of Language Laboratory The student : • can grasp correct English pronunciation, through a lot practice of the right model. • can detect errors by himself • can learn at his own pace and repeat as many times as he desires.
  11. 11. Merits of Language Laboratory • feels free and confident • gets more time for practise than he get in his classroom • gets exposure to native type of language • becomes an active listener and speaker in the language lab.
  12. 12. Demerits of Language Laboratory • Development of reading and writing skills has no scope in the language laboratory. • More than 20 students cannot be accommodated in the language lab. • Competent native speaker’s speeches are rarely available.
  13. 13. Demerits of Language Laboratory • In rural schools, installation of language laboratory may be difficult and costly . • Efficient teachers who can exploit the full possibilities of language laboratory are rare,

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