Many Good Reasons to Use the ESL Lab ~ 
                                                       
Resources 
for ESL 334, 332, 333 and 337

ESL 334 LIstening/Speaking

Instructional Medium

Skill Emphasis

Longman English Assessment

Interactive Software

Take Beginning General Tests for placement in English Interactive.

English Interactive  Level 2

Interactive software

Listen, speak & read; practice grammar and record dialogues.

Side by Side Levels 2A and 2B

Interactive Software

Listen and learn grammar for specific functions, life skills and civics.

Short  Takes 1 DVD Speaking, Grammar, Pronunciation
World Link 2 DVD and audio CDs Gain listening, reading and grammar skills; learn phrases and vocabulary for many purposes.

Business Connections

Interactive Software

Listening, vocabulary, reading; grammar and writing for business.

Connect  with English Books 3 and 4

Video, DVD, and online

Improve listening comprehension and vocabulary; learn about American culture.

NorthStar Basic

Audio CDs

Improve listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills.

Open Forum 1 Audio CDs Improve listening, speaking, and pronunciation. 
     
ESL 333 Reading Instructional Medium   Skill Emphasis  
The Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive software Vocabulary and pronunciation; read, listen & record

Active Skills for Reading Levels 1 & 2

Text and audio CD

Reading , listening, vocabulary

Reading Advantage Level 2

Text and audio CD

Reading , listening, vocabulary

Password 2

Audio CD

Reading , listening, vocabulary

Stories Worth Reading 2

Text and Audio CD

Reading , listening, vocabulary

     

ESL 332 Writing/Grammar

 Instructional Medium

 Skill Emphasis  

Focus on Grammar 2 

Interactive Software; Open icon on desktop

Grammar, reading, listening, and  writing

Fundamentals of English Grammar Interactive software
Open icon on desktop
Grammar, reading, listening, and  writing

Grammar Sense 1

Interactive software; Open icon on desktop

Practice Zone, Reference Zone, Game Zone, assessment (print score report)

Center Stage 2 or 3 CD-Rom and audio CD Texts and CDs available in Lab

Easy Writer Level 1 or 2

Interactive software; Open icon on desktop

Read and edit for grammar errors

Grammar in Context 2

Audio CDs

Grammar, listening, reading

     
ESL 337 Pronunciation Instructional Medium   Skill Emphasis  

American Accent Program

Interactive software; Icon on Desktop

Pronounce and record consonants, vowels, intonation

Focus on Pronunciation 2

Text and audio CDs

Pronunciation improvement

Sounds Great 1

Audio CDs

Pronunciation improvement

Clear Speech from the Start Audio CDs Pronunciation improvement
     
www.eslstation.net  Online Lab Find Links for language practice under the 330 Series
     

Dictionaries Available in the Lab

The Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive softwaqre; Open icon on desktop Vocabulary and pronunciation; Read, listen and speak. Record,play back and compare.
The Newbury House Dictionary Interactive software; Open icon on desktop. Paperbacks available. Vocabulary, listening, and pronunciation; Flashcards and pronunciation key
The Oxford Genie Interactive software; Open icon on desktop. Put your cursor over a word in an Internet or MS Word document. The definition comes up. Listen for pronunciation. Or type in words you need to look up. Listen for pronunciation
Longman Dictionary of English Borrow the CD-Rom or the paperback. Use the CD on computers on the right side of the lab or in the foyer #1, 2, or 3.
Oxford ESL Dictionary Workbook Paperback Learn dictionary skills
Basic Newbury House Dictionary Paperback Vocabulary and spelling
Longman American Idioms Dictionary Text Learn common idioms
Longman Phrasal Verbs Dictionary Text Learn common phrasal verbs.
     

Multilingual Dictionaries Available: Vietnamese-English; Spanish-English; Amharic-English; Chinese-English; Persian-English

 

All of the learning materials and dictionaries listed may be used in the ESL Lab and study areas (L-123 and L-124) and in the foyer. They may not be removed from the lab. Please visit the ESL Lab often and select the programs that are best for you or that your instructors recommend. The online lab may be used wherever you have access to the Internet.

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