The Multi-Media Centre (MMC) is a digital language lab provided by Televic which has been playing an increasingly important part in the School’s language teaching. Located in the School of Modern Languages' Buchanan Building in St Andrews town centre, the MMC comprises two adjoining computer classrooms (of 18 and 15 student workstations each), that can be used either separately or combined into one larger room.
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The rooms are available for open access whenever they are not reserved for teaching. A monitor at the reception area outside the School Office as well as the MMC website advise students of the availability of the MMC for self-access purposes.
Language modules from all subjects taught within the School include integrated activities that students carry out in the MMC. These may be used in either face-to-face teaching or self-study, and they involve the use of a wide range of digital media.
Through the MMC, students gain access to satellite television for all seven languages taught in the School of Modern Languages (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian and Spanish), up-to-date audio and visual materials designed or selected by their tutors in the target languages to support their learning, and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) software to practise their grammar.
Induction and taster sessions are held throughout the academic year (normally Fridays at 13.15) to show students how to use the MMC for language learning. These are normally followed by drop-in pronunciation workshops at 14.15 open to anyone (all years of study and all languages) who would like to know how to use the digital voice recording facility to improve pronunciation and intonation.