Take advantage of Nazareth College's fully-equipped Emerson Language Lab with resources for foreign languages as well as English for speakers of other languages.

The lab has 22 computers, headsets with microphones, and an assortment of interactive multimedia programs including voice-recognition and recording software. The Emerson Language Lab Director and lab assistants/tutors facilitate lab use and offer technical support.


Language tutoring is provided by student workers who are native speakers or have studied a foreign language extensively. One-on-one tutoring takes place in GAC 423.

Sign up for Language Tutoring

All appointments are now scheduled through our Google calendar. First, click on the "Sign up for Language Tutoring" link and sign into your Nazareth Google email. Then, click on the language tutor and time of your choice and click "Save." The appointment goes into your calendar and ours.

Open Lab Schedules

See open lab and class times in the alternating schedules below.

Fall 2019 Week 1 Schedule

  • August 26 - September 1
  • September 9 - 15
  • September 23 - 29
  • October 7 - 13
  • October 21 - 27
  • November 4 - 10
  • November 18 - 24
  • December 2 - 5

Fall 2019 Week 2 Schedule

  • September 3 - 8
  • September 16 - 22
  • September 30 - October 2
  • October 14 - 20
  • October 28 - November 3
  • November 11 - 17
  • November 25 - 26

Lab Assistants/Tutors


Lab Software

Rosetta Stone / Rosetta Stone Advantage

Additional Spaces

Language Lounge
Seminar Room
Emerson language lab

Contact Information

Birgit Deir

Birgit Deir

Director of the Emerson Language Lab, Lecturer in German
Golisano Academic Center 425

Education: A native speaker of German, she received her Master of Science in 2004 from the Rochester Institute of Technology with concentrations in programming and databases.

Professor Deir is also currently the Director of the College's Emerson Language Lab, specializing in technology and language acquisition.

Nazareth's state-of-the-art Emerson Language Lab was made possible by a generous grant from the Emerson Foundation and established in 2006.