Language Lab

Summer 2024 Language Lab Hours

In-person hours
Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Remote hours
Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

Language Lab Webex room

Conversations and Connections student club meetings, facilitated by Joshua Heerter and Ruth Kiefson

The purpose of this group is to acquire and practice standardized American English, while at the same time learning how to navigate life at the College as an English Language Learner and/or immigrant. We will talk about the best language learning methods, along with strategies for dealing with coursework, professors, classmates, registration, transfer and career planning, financial issues, and much more. We discuss many of the challenges of life at the College, as well the ways to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist at Bunker Hill as well. The group is open to all students.

Monday, 1 - 2 p.m., facilitated by Joshua Heerter
Tuesday, 2:15 - 3:15 p.m., facilitated by Ruth Kiefson
Wednesday, 1 - 2 p.m., facilitated by Joshua Heerter

TOEFL Study Groups with Todd Hannig

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 BHCC students improve their language skills. In addition to tutoring, the Lab offers many additional services, including conversation groups and workshops.

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

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 and to introduce the Language Lab to students. Please contact the Language Lab to reserve the Lab for class use.

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

Carmen Magana

Carmen Magana


Joshua Heerter

Joshua Heerter

ELL/English Tutor

Todd Hannig

Todd Hannig



The Language Lab
Room  E-144
Phone: 617-228-3440