Room Reservations

The Berkeley Language Center offers a number of classrooms and computer labs for reservation. Some rooms offer multimedia equipment, such as region-independent DVD players, legacy multi-format video tape players, and video/data projectors for large-screen projection, as well as video-conferencing equipment for distance learning (DL) classes. Others double as computer labs, offering the opportunity for instructors to hold classes wherein each student has his/her own workstation. Rooms are listed in the menu at right. Each room’s page has photos and a description of the room as well as the room’s calendar and a form which users may fill out to make a reservation request.

BLC rooms may be requested for any language or language-related class or activity (e.g., language clubs, EAP meetings, etc). Preference will be given to requests that utilize equipment in the rooms that is not available in general assignment classrooms, e.g., video-conferencing equipment for DL classes. Requests for single classes are on a first-come, first-reserved basis. Reservations for rooms for an entire semester may be made at any time, but in most cases will be confirmed only days before the beginning of the term; therefore, instructors are encouraged to reserve general assignment classrooms in case their BLC reservation cannot be honored.

Instructors are responsible for ensuring that BLC rooms are locked after their classes are over and that equipment (e.g., the data projector) has been turned off. Instructors using BLC classrooms on multiple occasions or in off-hours may obtain a key to the classroom.

No food or drink is allowed in classrooms or computer labs, and instructors are expected to enforce this policy when meeting in BLC rooms.

Rooms at a Glance

Room
Seats
Supported Activities
Room Attributes
Seats
25
Supported Activities:
Local and instructor computer and video display
Auxiliary video display: region-independent Blu-ray disc player
Media:scape facility for group work using student computers
Document camera
Room Attributes:
Glass boards
Movable seating
Adjustable lighting
Seats
47
Supported Activities:
Instructor computer and video display
Auxiliary video display: region-independent DVD player
Large-screen projection from ceiling-mounted projector
80″ HD television monitor
“Black Box” with curtains and theatrical lighting ideal for performative language teaching and learning
Room Attributes:
Glass boards
Movable seating, with 20 tablet arm chairs
Power screen
Adjustable lighting
Seats
12
Supported Activities:
Peer tutoring and student group meetings for language classes
Room Attributes:
Tables and chairs
Whiteboard
Seats
23
Supported Activities:
Active use of workstation computers
Instructor computer display
Room Attributes:
23 dual-boot PCs
B/W printer
White boards
Manual screen
Data projector
Seats
24
Supported Activities:
Instructor computer and video display
Auxiliary video display: region-independent Blu-ray disc player
Teleconferencing via Polycom system
Room Attributes:
White board, glass boards
Movable seating: tablet arm chairs
80″ HD television monitor
Adjustable lighting
Seats
8
Supported Activities:
Instructor computer and video display
Auxiliary video display: region-independent DVD
Teleconferencing via Polycom system
Peer tutoring and student group meetings for language classes
Room Attributes:
White board
Conference table and chairs
Seats
25
Supported Activities:
Instructor computer and video display
Auxiliary video display: region-independent Blu-ray disc player
Room Attributes:
Glass boards, huddle boards
Movable seating: tablet arm chairs
Three large-screen HD television monitors
Adjustable lighting
Seats
10
Supported Activities:
Conference table
Teleconferencing via Polycom system
Room Attributes:
White board
2 HD 60″ monitors
Semi-adjustable lighting
Seats
30
Supported Activities:
Instructor computer and video display
Auxiliary video display: region-independent DVD, videotape players
Teleconferencing via Polycom system
Large-screen projection from ceiling-mounted projector
Document camera
Room Attributes:
White boards
Movable tables and chairs
Power screen
Semi-adjustable lighting
Blackout shades
Seats
20
Supported Activities:
Informal meetings, lunches, and functions for language lecturers
(Other uses by special arrangement.)
Room Attributes:
Lounge seating
Bottled water (cold and hot)
Microwave
Coffee maker