Language Lab


Location & Hours of Operation

Building & Room Number: LRC 202 (Support staff) & LRC 258 (Computer Lab)
Phone: (949) 582 - 4534
Email: sclanguagelab@saddleback.edu

Hours of Operation
Day
Time
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.



Lynda Gravesen redman email icon

Senior Laboratory Technician
Office: LRC 202
Phone: (949) 582 - 4534
E-mail: lgravesen@saddleback.edu


Steven Nguyen redman email icon

Laboratory Technician
Office: LRC 202
Phone: (949) 582 - 4534
E-mail: nnguyen64@saddleback.edu