Texas Tech University

Special Projects & Research

The LLRC is available to assist with special needs and research projects. Special projects can span the creation or development of teaching materials, the production of recordings (video, audio), or the authoring of computerized tutorials, to name a few examples. It might also include special pedagogical applications with your students.

Research includes any pursuit, whether at the undergraduate, graduate or faculty levels, that is structured and under the supervision of a faculty mentor or investigator. The LLRC can assist via the deployment of resources, staff time, and facilities, and limited budgets for materials, software or technology may be available to assist with projects undertaken by undergraduate or graduate students. Limited funding may also be available to assist faculty members when there is a strong connection to pedagogy, applied linguistics, or to an increase in the professional body of knowledge for language laboratory operation, support and/or strategies.

Project Requests

Please email Frank Torres to discuss your proposed project in detail. Advance planning is always helpful so that the LLRC can be prepared to meet the needs of approved projects. An optimum plan provides ample preparatory time, but please contact us to discuss your needs even if the timeline is short.

Graduate Students

The LLRC specifically invites CMLL graduate students, for those whose discipline is appropriate, to consider using the LLRC for research projects contributing to their master's thesis or doctoral dissertation. As noted above, appropriate projects are those which involve, or are very closely associated with, pedagogy or linguistics in undergraduate world languages and culture instruction.


The LLRC strongly suggests that those interested in conducting research contact the TTU Human Research Protection Program to follow prescribed advice and IRB protocols regarding research. Approvals will route through CMLL Administration and will assure no steps in the preparation process have been overlooked.

Language Lab & Research Center