Language Lab

The BHCC Language Lab is physically closed at this time; however, most of our services are still available.

The Language Lab will continue to provide tutoring and other assistance to students via email and Webex. Students can continue to schedule tutoring appointments at different times of the day, evening, and weekends and as always, we have staff who speak several languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Somali, and several dialects of Arabic.

  • To make an appointment with a Lab staff member or tutor, students can email langlabs@bhcc.edu.
  • For questions about Language Lab services, please contact the Language Lab Coordinator, Carmen Magaña, at cmagana@bhcc.edu or at 617-228-2451.

Language Lab Webex room

  • The Language Lab Webex room is https://bhcc.webex.com/meet/langlabs
  •  Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)
  •  Call-in number (US/Canada)
  •  478 657 878

Intro to the Lab

The Bunker Hill Community College Language Lab provides students a high-tech learning environment and a knowledgeable tutoring staff to guide them with any aspect of language learning: from speaking, listening, and pronunciation to reading, writing, grammar, and punctuation.

Purpose of the Lab

The Lab’s objective is to help students enrolled in language courses improve their language skills. In addition to tutoring, the Lab offers many additional services, including study groups, in-class workshops, and practice exit exams.

Lab Resources

The Lab currently provides students with 37 workstations, divided among two rooms – one equipped with wide-view screens for class instruction, and one devoted to tutoring support. Many of our staff members speak other languages including French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Somali, and Arabic.

Lab Services

Foreign Language Audio/Video Files

Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, and German files are available for students and focus on grammar, speaking, and listening comprehension skills.

ENG 095/111 and ESL Reading and Writing Practice Exams

The Lab offers ENG 095/111 and ESL Reading and Writing students the opportunity to take practice exit exams. We provide the readings, administer the exam, evaluate them, and provide individualized feedback to each student.

Scheduled and Drop-In Tutoring

Students can make appointments to meet with our tutors, who will strive to assist with developing any and all academic skills related to language learning.

Foreign Language Tutoring

Many of our staff members speak languages other than English and can provide tutoring for students enrolled in any foreign language course offered at BHCC.

Lab Orientations

Class orientations can provide faculty members and their classes the opportunity to become more familiar with the resources offered in the Lab. Faculty members are encouraged to schedule workshops. Please contact the Language Lab to make an appointment.

Language Lab Web Links

Language Lab staff can provide free web links to help students improve their language skills in English and other languages taught at BHCC.

TOEFL, IELTS, and CPT Practice Exams 

Many practice exams, books, and useful interactive practice websites are available for use in the Lab.

 Meet Our Team

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Carmen Magana

Coordinator
cmagana@bhcc.edu

Joshua Heerter

Joshua Heerter

ELL/English Tutor
jheerter@bhcc.edu

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Satyak Som

ELL Tutor
satyak.som@bhcc.edu

Todd Hannig

Todd Hannig

TOEFL/IELTS Tutor
thannig@bhcc.edu

Vanesa Pacheco

Vanesa Pacheco

ELL Tutor
vpacheco@bhcc.edu

World Language Tutors

Ai Tan

Ai Tan

Chinese Tutor
at216937@bhcc.edu

Antonietta Palazzo

Antonietta Palazzo

Italian Tutor
ampalazz@bhcc.edu

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Deris Foade

French Tutor
dfoade@bhcc.edu

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Eriko Cummings

Japanese Tutor
ecumming@bhcc.edu

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Jaqi Mazi

Spanish Tutor
jmazi@bhcc.edu

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Jawahir Noor

Arabic Tutor
jnoor@bhcc.edu