Language Lab

Location & Hours of Operation

Building & Room Number: LRC 202 (Support staff) & LRC 258 (Computer Lab)
Phone: (949) 582 - 4534
Fax: (949) 364 - 0284

Hours of Operation: Fall 2016
Monday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Prerequisite Code Clearances

A prerequisite is a course that must be taken and passed with a grade of C or better before moving up to the next course in a sequence; the Language Lab clears courses that have a language prerequisite.

Students are responsible for meeting and/or clearing all prerequisites for their prospective courses no less than two weeks prior to their registration date; please plan ahead to avoid registration delays. Students may not register for or hold a seat in a course whose prerequisite is under evaluation.

The following are available options and complementary information regarding prerequisite clearances for International Languages and English as a Second Language.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Complete the course(s) at Saddleback College with a satisfactory grade, which is defined by a grade of A, B, C or P for "Pass" (formerly CR). Grades that are not acceptable are C-, D, F or NP for "No Pass" (formerly NC). Courses taken for "zero-unit" credit cannot be used to satisfy a prerequisite
  • Saddleback College does not accept transcripts for ESL courses completed at another college
  • Complete an assessment exam in the Matriculation Office

International Languages

  • Complete the course(s) at Saddleback College with a satisfactory grade, which is defined by a grade of A, B, C or P for "Pass" (formerly CR). Grades that are not acceptable are C-, D, F or NP for "No Pass" (formerly NC)
  • Submit a College Prerequisite Evaluation Form with a transcript from high school or another college to the Language Lab that demonstrates satisfactory completion of the prerequisite course
  • Complete an assessment exam in the Language Lab; this option is only available for French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. All other languages must take an assessment exam with an instructor teaching their target language.

Corequisite Labs

A corequisite is a companion course that is required to be taken concurrently with the target course. The information presented, or the practice gained, in the corequisite course is considered necessary for success in the target course. Students must be concurrently enrolled in both sections.

Currently, Spanish is the only language that does not require a corequisite lab.

Examples of target and corequisite courses are given below, where the target course is presented first, followed by its corequisite course.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • ESL 336 - Intermediate Writing II; ESL 801 - Intermediate Writing II Lab
  • ESL 345 - Advanced Writing; ESL 802 - Advanced Writing Lab
  • ESL 347 - Advanced Grammar Review; ESL 901 - Advanced Grammar Review Lab

International Languages

  • ARAB 2 - Elementary Arabic; ARAB 902 - Arabic Language Lab
  • CHI 1 - Elementary Chinese; CHI 901 - Chinese Language Lab
  • GER 4 - Intermediate German; GER 904 - German Language Lab

For an International Language course from levels 1 - 4 (where the level of the course is included at the end of the course's name), you will be required to enroll in a 0.25 unit corequisite lab for that language. If you fail to complete the required 16.6 hours of lab time, then you will receive an NP ("No Pass") for the lab.

Rules & Regulations

  1. Check-in first at the front desk before you use a computer and again as you leave. Student must remain in the lab at one of the language lab computers while logged in. Sitting elsewhere in the building is not considered as being present in lab.
  2. It is the student’s responsibility to log in and out for attendance. Failure to do both will be recorded as non-attendance. A student found falsifying attendance time will be reported to the instructor and subject to disciplinary action.
  3. Time limit: the maximum time per day is 2 hours (every day, all semester). You must be logged in for at least 15 minutes for any time to be recorded.
  4. Login or logout input errors must be reported to the attendant at the time they occur for correction.  Errors reported after-the-fact cannot be corrected. Do not go to the lab weeks or months later asking the attendant to remember your attendance.
  5. Students may not login to lab while class is officially in session.
  6. Lab hours may not be completed in any other computer lab on campus. Only hours in LRC 258 will count as lab time. Time spent in the lobby, in tutoring area, in the 3rd floor library, IMC or other computers on campus do not count as lab hours.
  7. Online lab hours are to be completed online using course specific software.
  8. If you leave the lab for 5 or more minutes, please sign out on your way out. The attendant will be taking role periodically to make sure you are in the lab. If you are not present, your time for the day will be canceled. 
  9. Do not log anyone in or out of the lab but yourself. If found doing so, you and the individual you logged in/out will have your time for the day deleted and subject to disciplinary action.
  10. If you are detected infringing on any of the lab rules your hours completed for the day will be deleted.
  11. The language lab is intended only for learning via technology for the language course in which you are currently enrolled.
  12. Please, no homework for classes other than the language class in which you are currently enrolled.
  13. Internet use is only allowed for language work directly related to the language class in which you are currently enrolled.
  14. No use of internet for social networking or anything not directly pertaining to your language class. Questionable activities will be relayed to your instructor for subject matter approval/verification.
  15. You cannot watch your own DVD. Check out DVD’s from the ‘Movies’ catalog at the front counter.
  16. No check-out material to take home.
  17. No eating, no drinking (Bottled water is permitted), no smoking, no sleeping, no texting, no laptops, iPhones, iPad or other electronic devices.
  18. No loud conversations or otherwise disruptive behavior.
  19. Turn off cell phones.
  20. Do not bring friends or family to the lab unless they are currently enrolled in lab.
  21. No writing graffiti, defacing or damaging of the equipment.
  22. Inappropriate use of lab computers or disregard of lab rules will result in disciplinary action, will be reported to your instructor, and expulsion from lab.
  23. Lab/college personnel reserve the right to monitor all computer related activities performed by students within the lab with the use of monitoring technology.
  24. Saddleback College students are responsible for regulating their own conduct and for respecting the rights and privileges of others in accordance with the Code of Conduct set by the SOCCCD Board of Trustees (AR 5401). Saddleback students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the function of the college as an educational institution and respect and obey all civil and criminal laws.  Failure to show respect for the standards as set forth by Saddleback College is cause for disciplinary action.

Lynda Gravesen redman

Senior Laboratory Technician
Office: LRC 202
Phone: (949) 582 - 4534

Steven Nguyen redman

Laboratory Technician
Office: LRC 202
Phone: (949) 582 - 4534