language laboratory


language laboratory
a special room or rooms with sound-recording and -reproducing equipment for use by students to practice speaking foreign languages, usually with an instructor monitoring the program.
[1930-35]

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  • language laboratory — n. a classroom in which students learning a foreign language can practice sound and word patterns individually or under supervision with the aid of audio equipment, etc.: also language lab …   English World dictionary

  • language laboratory — language laboratories N COUNT A language laboratory is a classroom equipped with tape recorders or computers where people can practise listening to and talking foreign languages …   English dictionary

  • language laboratory — ► NOUN ▪ a room equipped with audio and visual equipment for learning a foreign language …   English terms dictionary

  • language laboratory — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms language laboratory : singular language laboratory plural language laboratories a room containing special electronic equipment to help students learn a foreign language …   English dictionary

  • language laboratory — a special room or rooms with sound recording and reproducing equipment for use by students to practice speaking foreign languages, usually with an instructor monitoring the program. [1930 35] * * * noun, pl ⋯ ries [count] : a room with equipment… …   Useful english dictionary

  • language laboratory — language la.boratory [ US ˈ.. ˌ....] n plural language laboratories a room in a school or college where you can learn to speak a foreign language by listening to tapes and recording your own voice …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • language laboratory — language ,labora,tory noun count a room containing special equipment such as TAPE RECORDERS and VCRS for students who are learning a foreign language …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • language laboratory — A room used, especially by business people, to study a foreign language. The object is to acquire a proficiency in the spoken language as quickly as possible and to this end extensive use is made of recording equipment and prerecorded tapes or… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • language laboratory — noun a room equipped with audio and visual equipment for learning a foreign language …   English new terms dictionary

  • language laboratory — noun (C) a room in a school or college where you can learn to speak a foreign language by listening to tapes and recording your own voice …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • language laboratory — lan′guage lab oratory n. ling. a room with sound reproducing and recording equipment where students practice listening to and speaking a foreign language Also called lan′guage lab . • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang


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