Emerson Language Lab

Lab Software

Language students use a variety of software programs in the Emerson Language Lab to improve their language skills - some only accessible in the lab, others available online. For example:

Rosetta Stone / Rosetta Stone Advantage

  • Interactive multimedia software with voice recognition
  • Content for several proficiency levels
  • Activities to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing


  • Classroom monitoring system
  • Written and verbal chats among users
  • Video-on-demand and presentation capabilities


  • Vocabulary-learning tool
  • Games and quizzes
  • Grading capabilities


  • Presentation software using images, audio, and text

Questions? Contact:

Birgit Deir

Birgit Deir

Director of the Emerson Language Lab, Lecturer in German in Foreign Languages & Literature
Golisano Academic Center 413

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.