On-Campus Speaking Lab

Develop your speaking skills in conversation, art critiques, presentation, and pronunciation.

Location & Hours:
79 New Montgomery St.
3rd floor, Room 316
Conversation Groups meet in Study Area F. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

To make an appointment please visit TutorTrac:

Online Speaking Lab

The lab is open for both online and on-campus students to use, and you will need a computer with a microphone and web camera to participate. The Online Speaking Lab offers two types of appointments for speaking practice:

  • Conversation groups–50 minutes, up to 3 students per appointment
  • Presentation practice–50 minutes, 1-on-1 appointment

There are no drop-in appointments–you must make an appointment with an Online Speaking Lab Tutor by visiting TutorTrac.

Conversation Groups (50 minutes)

Practice informal and everyday English conversation with 5 other students and a tutor. Get more comfortable participating in spoken conversational English, and meet other English learners and friends. Groups meet every hour Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Art Critique Practice (50-100 minutes)

Practice critiquing student and professional artwork in the Speaking Lab and at local galleries and museums. Learn the vocabulary and phrases to describe and analyze artwork in critiques get familiar with participating in classroom critiques.

There are two kinds of critique appointments:
Art Critique 1: Bring Your Own Work (50 minutes)
Practice a critique of your own work in a friendly and supportive environment.

Art Critique 2: Visit Museum/Gallery/Public Art (100 minutes)
Practice critiquing professional artwork at a local museum, gallery, or public site.


Presentation Practice (50-100 minutes)

Practice giving presentations and get feedback from a tutor. Get help with vocabulary, organization, and more to present effectively and improve your delivery skills with eye contact, body language, volume, and pace.


Pronunciation Practice (50 minutes)

Practice pronouncing English sounds for clear and effective communication, and learn to monitor and correct your own pronunciation problems.