The language lab complex, though it does have the status of the a centre , it has a great role in making successful of the school's teaching method in very novel way. The innovativeness of the programmes, with specially designed courses available nowhere else in the country, make the production of requisite pedagogical materials imperative, particularly in the case of teaching of languages.
Study materials production ,including the production of audio- visual materials is an important activity among the faculty staff. The language labs of the school with the facilities for audio and video recordings and educational software production are very useful for that purpose.
The language lab complex organizes seminars and workshops and various aspects of educational technology, educational software, production techniques dubbing etc .
The Language Laboratory Complex of the School of Language Literature and Culture Studies is one of the best developed and maintained complexes in India. It houses four Audio Active -Language Labs., five Audio Visual Rooms and an Auditorium with film projection facilities. Besides, the L.LC has a very rich and well stocked Software Library. Teaching and educational material in the form of audio and video cassettes, magnetic tapes, slides, gramophone records and film strips pertaining to various foreign languages are well preserved. This material is extensively utilized in the foreign language teaching programs in the Language Labs. and Audio Visual Rooms.
The LLC has excellent educational teaching material production facilities in the form of an Audio studio with duplication facilities of audio and video cassettes, a three Camera Video Studio with attached control room, video editing and color visual aid system. All the Language Labs., Audio and Video Software production equipment etc. have been received as gifts grants from various countries like Japan, Germany, Iran, Russia etc. The peripheral equipments have been locally procured. The entire equipment has been housed in an acoustically treated and centrally air-conditioned Language Labs Complex Building.
The language labs and audio visual rooms are extensively used for teaching and research work from 9 Am to 4 PM on working days. On an average a language lab./AV room/Video Projection room was used for about 30 hours per week.
Multimedia Language Lab
The Centre of Russian Studies has established a modern Multimedia Language Lab (MML) in Room no. 126. The MML has been operational for the students of the Centre. This lab is equipped with latest configuration (Intel i7) computers, which enables to work on machine at highest speed. All computers are having audio-video material in Russian language, recording facility, web camera with video conference facility, Russian TV, Russian Radio, Russian-English-Russian dictionary, English-Hindi Dictionary, scanners, etc.
The language learning computer software with more than 1000 exercises, texts with audio and video make learning and drilling process easy and interesting. Students can independently practice the aspects been taught in the class. A list of suggested website links on Russian Language, Literature, Translation, History, etc. is also displayed in the lab. This suggested list will be a guide to the students who have started to explore the web to develop their language skills as well as for research purpose. The research scholars of the centre are also there to assist the users in order to make the operation of computers smooth and sound.
The Multimedia language lab has been established based on the innovative teaching methodology Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). The objectives of the MML are:
• Enhance spoken skills through various computer programs.
• Communicative fluency through Skype and other interactive programs.
• To develop interactive approach in learning the foreign language.
• To enable effective learning and motivation in learning foreign language.
• Enhance student's/researcher's knowledge and achievement.
• Access to authentic study material.
• Provide every individual enough time to practice or drilling.
• Base to make a high tech environment for teaching and learning process.
• Experience of exploring the global standards.
The modern Multimedia Language Lab will develop the confidence level of students and motivate them to use their language skills outside the classroom as well. This is one of the best techniques for students who are shy in nature and willing to develop their skills through technical aids. The modern Multimedia Lab would have a positive effect on the achievement levels of Russian language learners in the University.