Language Lab Drop-in
About Language Lab Drop-In
The Language Lab is available to all students at the University of Borås who want to develop their communicative skills.
The Language Lab is located on the third floor in the library, in room J441. You have access to computers or any of the adjoining group rooms.
The Language Lab is a drop-in service. You do not have to book an appointment.
The Language Lab is suitable for shorter questions and language guidance.
Language Lab drop-in takes place onsite three times a week. Another drop-in session is provided each week via Zoom. Regular opening hours are:
Monday 13:00 – 15:00 (onsite in the Language Lab)
Wednesday 09:00 – 11:00 (onsite in the Language Lab)
Thursday 13:00 – 15:00 (via Zoom)
Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 (onsite in the Language Lab)
The last drop-in for the spring semester 2023 is 1 June.
The first drop-in for the autumn semester (2023) is w.37, 11 September.
The last drop-in for the autumn semester (2023) is w.51, 18 December.
More about opening hours
The Language Lab is closed during Swedish national public holidays and:
- w.7, 13 - 16 February
Altered opening hours
The Language Lab drop-in has altered opening hours accordingly:
- 1 June the onsite drop-in sessions open 13:00 - 14:00. The Zoom-session the same date is open as usual 13:00 - 15:00.
The Language Lab is designed for a maximum of 16 people in the open area. The adjoining group rooms seat another 4 and 6 respectively.
We observe a reasonable distance for communication and text viewing. If you have questions regarding something in a text you must be prepared to e-mail, log in to one of the stationary computers or by other means make the text available to the language advisor. The Language advisor will then decide the best way to discuss and view the text together with you.
Participation via Zoom
Prepare your question(s) well since there is a time limit set for 15 min. per student and session.
Link for drop-in through Zoom: https://hb-se.zoom.us/j/65184553975
Download and read more about Zoom here: https://www.hb.se/en/current-student/support/it-office/software/zoom/
The Language Lab Support
The Language Lab offers professional guidance in Swedish and English. The drop-in service is suitable for shorter questions that you might have, while, for instance, working on an assignment.
For example, here you can:
- receive advice on how to improve your vocabulary
- learn more about writing at university
- receive feedback on short passages of text
- learn more about what can be improved in your writing as well as how to do it
- receive advice on how to polish your oral skills
- seek guidance regarding language and structure when writing reports or term papers
Please note that proofreading of part of text, or whole text is not provided.
If you require more in-depth guidance regarding developing your academic language, there is to some extent, individual language support available. In this case, you must contact one of the language advisors and book an appointment for Individual Language Support.
Contact - Language Advisors
Oral and Written Communication
Phone: 033-435 4265
Room number: J 437
Oral and Written Communication
Phone: 033-435 4117
Room number: J 436