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Syllabus Suggestion

Specific wording for Modern Language Studies Department syllabi...
The Language Learning Center (www.csusm.edu/llc) brings language to life outside the classroom. The LLC offers multiple activities and services that assist students in achieving their highest potential in all languages taught on campus: Spanish, French, German, Arabic, and Mandarin. Peer tutors and conversation partners work individually and in small groups on topics covered in 101-303. We work collaboratibvely with students in areas including but not limited to: grammar, spoken accents, written accents, conversation, Arabic alphabet, Chinese pinyin, characters and tones, Spanish essay-writing, study techniques, and strategies for academic success. We also offer special events such as our Careers in Spanish Speaking Fields Guest Speakers Series and International Student Mixers.

For other departments wishing to include the LLC or LOTER in their syllabi...
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Test Proctoring

We are happy to proctor quizzes and tests for you. Please use this form.

Class Visits by Tutors

We can make quick announcements or help with longer activities! Please email Director Hilary Taylor to arrange.

Extra Credit

You are welcome to give extra credit to your students for visiting the LLC for independent study, tutoring, workshops, international student mixers, and movie-watching.  We have a standard form in the LLC and here:
Extra Credit Visits Form

Please reach out to Director Hilary Taylor if you would like to do something special. We love supporting your pedagogy in whatever way works for you, and let’s be sure to coordinate such that everything goes as smoothly as we all would like.

Required Visits

You are welcome to require your students to come to the LLC for what you select as being a required visit: independent study, tutoring, workshops, international student mixers, and/or movie-watching.  Students can choose tutoring appointments of 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Group activities are always 45 minutes. Independent study is always a minimum of 30 minutes. The LLC can accomodate two visits per student per semester without any advance notice or preparation: the first Jan 22 - March 1, and the second March 4 - May 10, 2019.
Generic Required Visits Form

Please reach out to Director Hilary Taylor if you would like to do something more robust. We love supporting your pedagogy in whatever way works for you, and let’s be sure to coordinate such that everything goes as smoothly as we all would like.

Chimin Lin's Mandarin students are required to come to the LLC weekly for either 1 hour of Audio files and homework or 45-minutes in our group sessions with a native conversation partner.
Lin Required Visits Form

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