Language Lab

Location: Learning Resource Center - LRC 202 (support staff) & 258 (computer lab)
Phone: (949) 582-4534
Email: sclanguagelab@saddleback.edu

HOURS:
Fall and Spring
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays

You may attend lab at anytime the lab is open and space is available.

Students enrolled in certain ESL and International Language levels 1- 4
are required to complete a co-requisite lab in the Language Lab.

Corequisite Labs

What is a corequisite lab?
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.

Example: Spanish 1 has a corequisite Spanish 901 lab. Students must be concurrently enrolled in both sections.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Some ESL courses (ESL 336, 345, 347, 357) require that you also enroll in a corequisite ESL lab (ESL 801, 802, 901, 902). 

International Languages

If you are enrolling in an international language course (levels 1, 2, 3, or 4) you will be required to enroll in a .25 unit corequisite lab for that language. If you fail to complete the required 16.6 hours, you will receive NC for the lab.

Prerequisite Code Clearances

What is a Prerequisite?
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 is responsible for prerequisite code clearances.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  1. Complete the course(s) at Saddleback College with a satisfactory grade - that is , a grade of "A," "B, "C," or "CR." ESL courses taken for "zero unit" credit cannot be used to satisfy a prerequisite.
     
  2. Saddleback College does not accept transcripts for ESL courses completed at another college.
     
  3. Complete an assessment exam in the Matriculation Office.

International Languages

  1. Complete the course(s) at Saddleback College with a satisfactory grade - that is , a grade of "A," "B,' "C," or "CR."
     
  2. Submit a College Prerequisite Evaluation Form with a transcript from high school or another college to the Language lab (LRC 202) which demonstrates satisfactory completion of the prerequisite course.
     
  3. Complete an assessment exam in the Language Lab (LRC 202) in French, German, and Spanish only. All other languages must take an assessment exam with an instructor teaching in their target language.

NOTE: Please allow a minimum of two weeks prior to registration date. Delays in processing transcript evaluations affect a students ability to enroll in target courses.