Located in the Elementary B section, the laboratory occupies just over 86 square meters. There are 60 individual stations separated by sound-absorbing 1.2-meter partitions, and each station is furnished with a computer equipped with all the requisite software and support materials necessary to meet the demands and challenges of the most recent advances in computer technology. The laboratory is designed for the comfort, convenience and efficiency of our students. It is used throughout the year by advanced students and for the annual Computer Olympics held at the Gimnasio Británico. For testing purposes, there is also a surveillance security system with video cameras and a central monitor and overall control panel located in a separate room. Software and hardware are continually upgraded in this facility to keep our students proficient in state-of-the art computer capabilities.
The Laboratory is set up to allow students to select their own learning programs and work at their own pace using interactive formats to correct speech, learn phonetics, synthetize grammar and perfect reading and writing skills. Individual station units are equipped with seven channels, each offering a variety of programs of varying levels related to the principal topic of the channel. From a central control panel, the instructor can interact electronically with all stations by electing to send programs to several students at once, including material from the Internet on the central computer, or by projecting programs from the computer to an overhead screen for all to view. All new television and audio-visual equipment have been installed for individual and group learning of recorded language videos obtainable from many sources.