Contact World Languages Lab

Location: Bldg. 10, Rm. 128
Phone: 805-756-2273
Dr. Silvia Marijuan

World Languages Lab


Update on Covid-19: World Language Lab

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, lab monitors (fellow Cal Poly students) who work at the lab will work remotely through Zoom to assist you with questions you may have about an exercise, a composition, or grammar points in the target language (Spanish, French, and Chinese). You can also practice your conversation skills with them!
The Placement Exam we usually proctor at the World Languages Lab will also be administered online through Zoom. Please take a look at the home page of the WLC department for upcoming exam dates.
Next Placement Exams for Spanish and French will take place online through Zoom on Wednesday, September 8th and Tuesday, September 14th, 6 pm to 7 pm 
After June 1, 2021, the first placement exam of the fall quarter will be offered the second and third week of September. 

Please follow the instructions:

  1. Dr. Silvia Marijuan ( will be the proctor; please be ready to provide the proctor with your Cal Poly email account. Also, have your Cal Poly email account open.
  2. Enter the Placement Exam Zoom Meeting by clicking on the link below: Zoom link (Office Hours):
  3. You will enter the waiting room; please allow for about 5 minutes for the proctor to check you in.
  4. Once you’ve been checked-in, you will receive a unique link to the placement exam in your Cal Poly email and be told how to proceed.
  5. You will get your results right away and will receive further instructions about how to obtain a permission number if you are placed in a course higher than SPAN 101 or FR 101


For more information about the Placement Exam/Lab Monitors, please contact Dr. Silvia Marijuan:

NOTE: lab monitors are not available during finals.

WORLD LANGUAGE LAB LOCATIONBuilding 10, Room 128 (CLOSED in Spring 2020)

PIRC lab



SOPHIA (Spanish)

Hi everyone! I'm Sophia and I'm your new Spanish lab monitor. I'm a first year Microbiology major from Echo Park, Los Angeles. In my free time I love reading, swimming, hiking, and exploring the outdoors! Some of my favorite books in Spanish are Cien años de soledad (Gabriel García Márquez), Rosario Tijeras (Jorge Franco), and La casa de los Espiritus (Isabel Allende). My favorite movies in Spanish are La Vendedora de Rosas, Palmeras en la Nieve, Los Olvidados, and Santo Contra Las Lobas. I look forward to meeting you!

ALE (Spanish)

¡Hola! My name is Alessandra (Ale) and I am a Spanish Lab Monitor. I am from Lima, Peru and I moved to San Francisco two years ago to graduate from high school and pursue higher education: Industrial engineering at Cal Poly SLO.  
I'll be honest: It has been pretty hard, but experiences like this job in which I can share a little piece of my culture, makes me really grateful. So, come to the lab, I’ll be more than happy to help!
PS: If you were wondering, this is a pic in Lake Parón, Ancash, Peru<3

LYDIA (Chinese)

I’m Lydia and I’ll be your new lab monitor for Chinese!
I was born in a city in China called Guangzhou and I currently live in San Francisco with my family.
I am a second year student majoring in Nutrition with a concentration in Applied Nutrition.
I like spending my free time in local cafes, so you’ll most likely catch me at Kreuzberg or Ascendo in Downtown on weekends. 
Please don’t hesitate to drop by during lab hours because I’ll be more than happy to offer assistance.
Looking forward to meeting you all! :)

INGRID (Spanish)

My name is Ingrid and I am a second year Political Science major with a concentration in Global Politics. I am from Chula Vista and my first language is Spanish. In my spare time, I go to concerts and thrift shopping.


SAMANTHA (Chinese)

Hey everyone! I’m Samantha and I will be your new Chinese lab monitor. I am a third year Architectural Engineering major from Rowland Heights, CA. I love watching Chinese dramas and reading so feel free to ask for any recommendations! I look forward to meeting all of you!





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