Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

The Sylvania Language Lab has language learning software, ESOL internet links, microphones for speaking practice and homework, and fonts for Asian languages. It is open to students currently taking classes in:

language lab
  • ASL / Sign Language Interpretation
  • English composition and literature
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • World languages (French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish)

Open Lab Hours

8am to 8pm
8am to 8pm
8am to 8pm
8am to 6pm
12pm to 4pm

Please sign in on the computer by the door before you use the computers.

Sometimes teachers take their classes to the lab during open lab hours. Most teachers will let other students drop in if there is enough space. If you drop in while a class is using the lab, please sit in the back row and work quietly.


The Language Lab is a great place for ESOL students to learn how to type and use computers, practice English, do homework, and check email. There is also a list of favorite web sites on every computer in the lab and a handout of useful ESOL internet sites.

The lab assistants can help students who have problems with computer equipment or who need help opening a program.

ESOL Software

  • Oxford Picture Dictionary
  • Live Action English
  • American SpeechSounds
  • Grammar in Context
  • Learn to Speak English