Many Good Reasons to Use the ESL Lab ~ 
                                       Lab Resources
ESL 106, ESL 302, 
                                      ESL 91, and English 1A/ESL Focus

ESL 104 Listening/Speaking

Instructional Medium

Skills Emphasized

Longman English Assessment

Interactive software

Take the General Test in Listening for placement in English Interactive; Take business  assessments for placement in Talking Business and Market Leader.

English Interactive 4

Interactive software


Talking Business

Interactive Software

Listening, Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Speaking

Market Leader

Interactive Software

Advanced Listening, Reading , Vocabulary, Grammar, Pronunciation, Business Skills

Advanced Listening Comprehension Audio CDs and DVD Listening and Speaking skills
Lecture Ready 3 Audio CD and DVD Preparation for comprehending college lectures and note taking skills

NorthStar  Advanced

Audio CDs


TOEFL Computer Test Overview Kit

Audio CDs

Over 5  hours of recorded listening material




ESL 302, 91, 106, Eng.1A- Writing/Grammar

 Instructional Medium

 Skills Emphasized

Understanding and Using English Grammar

Interactive software-

Grammar, reading, writing; Record dialogues and playback

Focus on Grammar  Interactive Level 5

Interactive software

Grammar, Reading, Listening, Writing

Grammar Sense 3

Interactive Software

Grammar Activities and games

Oxford Phrasebuilder Genie

Interactive Software

Oxford’s Advanced and Collocations Dictionaries

Read, Write, Edit -Grammar for College Writers

Textbook and Express CD

Read and edit for grammar errors; plan, organize, and edit writing

Writer’s Resources

Interactive software

Essay development and sentence grammar

Access 21st Century GED Reading

Interactive software

Reading, listening, and vocabulary  improvement

Inside Reading  3 and 4 Texts and CD-Rom Reading and Vocabulary Activities based on the Academic Word List

Active Skills for Reading Level 4

Text and audio CD

Reading, listening, vocabulary

Newbury House Dictionary

Networked -Icon on desktop

Look up words, listen, word webs, flashcards, and pronunciation key

Online Lab

Links under

  San Jose Writes ~ Use the Edit Grid to improve your writing skills.


Preparation Course for the TOEFL Test
Please ask our Instructional Assistant or Kathy Hanson about our Preparation Course for the TOEFL Test (iBT) that is available in the ESL Lab. CD-Roms for each of the skills tested are on designated computers. The books may be used only inside the ESL Lab. Please don't write in them. Ask if you need a page copied.

Dictionaries Available in the ESL Lab

Longman Advanced  American Dictionary

Longman Dictionary of American English

Longman American Idioms Dictionary

Longman Business English Dictionary

Longman Phrasal Verbs Dictionary

Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English

Longman Language Activator

Longman Diccionario Pocket -  Inglés-Español

Oxford Dictionary of Business English

Oxford Idioms Dictionary

Oxford Phrasal Verbs Dictionary

Oxford ESL Dictionary Workbook

Basic Newbury House Dictionary

The Newbury House Dictionary (on computer desktop with sound files)

Webster’s Dictionary

The American Heritage College Dictionary

Roget’s Thesaurus II

Larousse Spanish-English Dictionary

Vietnamese-English Dictionary

Essential English-Vietnamese Dictionary

All of the learning materials and dictionaries listed may be used in the ESL Lab and study rooms (L-123 and L-124) and in the foyer. These materials may not be removed from the lab. Please use the ESL Lab often. The online lab may be used wherever you have access to the Internet.

ESL Station