2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin

Academic Support Services

Modern Language Center

Room 7.64 New Building




The Foreign Language Lab at John Jay College is a resource designed to supplement the language course offerings of the College (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish ) and to foster independent and self-guided study through the use of technology and tutoring. Individual and small-group tutoring, Rosetta Stone software, and audio supplements for lab manuals and textbooks are available to registered students. Some students may require a placement exam before enrolling in their foreign language courses. If they do, these students could come to the lab to take the placement exam at any time during the semester.

Writing Center

Room 1.68 New Building



The Writing Center provides tutoring and writing consultation to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College. Trained tutors work with students on conceptual and sentence level skills, rules of grammar and style. The Center emphasizes formulating a thesis, organizing and developing ideas, documenting American Psychological Association (APA) style, documenting Modern Language Association (MLA) style, evaluating evidence and revising a paper, and writing specific to the disciplines. State-of-the-art computers, grammar/writing software and a small specialized library of books on writing are available. Students may be referred to the Center by members of the faculty or arrange tutoring sessions themselves. Throughout the year, the Writing Center offers numerous writing-oriented workshops, some specific to writing in the individual disciplines, as well as intensive CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CATW) preparation. All are conducted by faculty and staff and are open to all students.