Derfner Communications Lab

computers and headphones in large room

The Derfner Communications Lab resources include interactive pronunciation software which supplements the instruction in Speech 102 classes.  Speech 100 classes, general Communication classes, and Theater classes also make use of the Center. Students and faculty can request and book additional lab time as the schedule allows.

Clear communication skills are an invaluable asset in all aspects of life, especially school and career. The Derfner Communications Lab was designed to assist students who are learning English as a second language, or need reinforcement in their English speaking abilities.

Take a quick video tour of the Derfner Communications Lab.

Lab Resources

Main room

  • 32 computers, with headphones and microphones
  • individual carrels for students practicing pronunciation

Sound-proof side room

  • iPads and audio-visual recording equipment
  • used to practice and record speeches
  • can be reserved for group meetings and discussions
  • additional computers for research and editing purposes

Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts Department

199 Chambers Street, Room N-628
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8090

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m