UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Modern Language

Learning Resources

Language Lab


Our multimedia language lab contains digital resources for language students, including high-speed Internet connectivity available for student use, language-specific CD-ROM software for language practice, foreign language videos, language dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and many other language resources.  These resources will help boost your skill at both speaking and understanding another language.

The lab provides an excellent study envronment and is run by the Modern Languages Academic Department Associate as well as student workers who are skilled in one or more languages themselves.  They are eager to assist students with the available lab resources.


Online Language Resources


UW-Independent Learning
Online learning of French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish is possible for UWRF.  Students who are currently enrolled as a full-time student at any UW System institution (other than UW-Stout), may be eligible for enrollment in an Independent Learning course without paying additional tuition in accordance with UW System Administrative Policy 805, section 6, A, A.15 on Multiple Campus Enrollments.  Click here to learn more about UW tuition waivers. 

BBC Languages
While this page has been archived and is no longer updated, it is still a valuable resource for language learners.

Foreign Services Institute
Designed by professional linguists for the U.S. government, these free materials are of the highest quality, created with the aim of aiding users gain fluency. Lessons are organized around grammar and repetition, and in addition to more popular languages, the site offers resources for learning lesser-studied options like Romanian, Igbo, Serbo-Croatian, and many more.

Memrise
This site features countless categories of so-called “mems,” user-generated mnemonic flash cards that rely on graphics, humor, and imagination to implant new vocabulary in your memory. The site hosts thousands of free courses in many languages; you can also upload your own mems for other users to view.

Duolingo
This is a free user-friendly site that teaches users languages through drills, requiring a mix of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  An "immersion" section allows you to read real-world articles while helping to translate them.


Teacher Education Resources


For students of Modern Language Teacher Education, the following sites contain information about testing requirements, procedures, and suggestions for preparation.

Explanation of changes to the Praxis II testing requirement for world languages

Modern Languages Lab

Language Lab Hours
(Fall & Spring Semesters)

Mon - Thurs 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

For summer and winter break hours, contact us at 715-425-3121 or clio.b.mclagan@uwrf.edu.   Although the lab is open to all UWRF students, priority may be given to Modern Language Majors and Minors if the lab is full.

Contact Us

Department of Modern Language
284 Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
College of Arts and Sciences
715-425-3121
clio.b.mclagan@uwrf.edu

Mailing address:
Modern Language Department
University of Wisconisn - River Falls
410 S. Third St.
River Falls, WI 54022 USA