Digital Language Lab Equipment and Interiors

Language Lab Booths

Dot Systems has Language Lab booths which are specially designed for language learning students and are available in many designs and configurations. They have sound insulation between booths and offer shielding from unwanted noise. They are designed to offer psychological privacy to the student. The booths usually have a transparent glass panel facing the teacher. These booths are meant for unidirectional seating where the lab functions with the help of a instructor.

Another model called the interactive booth helps student interaction and has students facing each other and is usually seen in self paced learning labs.

  • All language lab booths have provision for CPU and concealed wiring.
  • A retractable mirror is an important component of the language lab booth and helps in practicing phonetics.

Lab Models

  • Unidirectional Model - Instructor based teaching lab
  • Interactive Model - Self paced learning lab

It is always better to have reconfigurable or collapsible booths. These are modular and can be moved anywhere with ease.

Presenter

Wireless Presenters are available these days and have a brilliant laser pointer and slide view controller. The Presenter has a display and can be used to navigate and control slides from beginning to end.

Student Response System

A Student Response System is a tool used to promote active learning in the classroom. Students respond to questions posed by the instructor using a small handheld keypad that looks like a remote control. This also ensures the student is paying attention in the class.

This allows the instructor to:

  • students through interactive question and answer sessions
  • get individual responses from hundreds and students at once
  • collect instant feedback from every one of his/her students
  • survey a class and get instant data for analysis

Visualizer

The most useful tools for projecting 3D objects, teaching materials, specimens, and for projecting any teaching materials.

This is a perfect replacement for a traditional overhead projector (OHP) or slide projector. It can be used with any kind of teaching material (books, photos, 3-dimensional objects, etc.) quickly and easily and provides a high resolution output signal for video/data projectors, monitors, interactive whiteboards or video-conferencing systems.

Interactive Board

Advance Noise Cancelling Headsets

Dot Systems uses advanced noise-cancelling headsets in their language lab solutions. Headsets with microphones are the most important components of any language lab. The advanced noise-cancelling technology filters out unwanted background noise such as noise from air-conditioner, or a fan so that the students can listen with less interference and background noise.

These heasdsets are also available in wideband versions optimized for IP hardphones and softphones and a USB stereo model for the ultimate IP/multimedia experience.

Sound Proofing

Dot Systems specializes in acoustic treatments which are very important in a language lab. To prevent sound leakage and echo in the lab, sound proofing is extremely important. Sound proofing can reduce these sound waves or echoes and reduce the transmission of sound waves.

Acoustic foams and boards are porous absorbers used to absorb noise. These are very effective noise absorbers and are easy to use.

File format Converters

In a language lab, it is important to find the correct file format to broadcast in a classroom. Therefore file type/format converters are important. They support converting all known video and audio formats to other formats. Some of them also help in repairing damaged video and audio files and also reducing the file size.

Common file type converters are:

  • Video Converters: All to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF
  • Audio Converters: All to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV
  • Image Converers: All to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA
  • Rip DVD to video files, Rip Music CD to audio files

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