Language Lab and Mac Multimedia Lab

The Faculty of Arts provides specialized computer labs for language-learning (the Language Lab) and for digital video and multimedia (the Macintosh Multimedia Lab).

Language lab

Room 302, Cultures, Languages and Linguistics Building, 18 Symonds Street.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.

14 workstation including presentation from computer, DVD, audio speakers, headsets and the Sony Virtuoso Language Laboratory system.

Self-access for enrolled language students; bookable for language laboratory classes with tutor.


  • Audio files of resources for languages: Chinese, Cook Islands Maori, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Maori, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Tongan
  • Audio files of resources for: Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, Linguistics, Translation Studies, NATI Interpreting examinations
  • Video files of language resources for Maori
  • Multimedia software for Chinese, Media, Film and Television, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish.
  • Rosetta Stone software Italian Level 1 (10 licences), Level 2 (5 licences), Level 3 (4 licences), Level 4 (4 licences), Level 5 (3 licences).
  • Rosetta Stone software Spanish Level 1 (3 licences), Level 2 (3 licences), Level 3 (3 licences), Level 4 (3 licences), Level 5 (3 licences).

Support: Arts Labs Helpdesk, HSB room 158 (ext 87959,

Macintosh Multimedia Lab

Social Sciences Building Room 160 (entry from Wynyard Street)

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

20 student iMacs, teacher iMac, presentation equipment (data projector, DVD, video) audio speakers and headsets, printer

Self-access for enrolled Arts students; bookable for classes with tutor

Login instructions are available in the lab. Specialist logins for Media, Film and Television students

Software Resources:

  • Adobe Design Premium CS 5.5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Flash Pro, Fireworks, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop)
  • Proxima veritati (Classics and Ancient History)
  • Microsoft Office
  • EP Scheduling
  • Final Draft
  • Final Cut Studio
  • Quicktime Pro
  • Toast

Arts Labs Helpdesk Social Sciences Building, Room 158
Media, Film and Television: Martin Hansen, Technician, ext: 89405, email: