Welcome to the ESL Lab L 120
    
ESL 194

ESL 194 is a recommended .5-unit lab class that can be taken with ESL 343, 334, 333, 332, 337, 324, 323, 322, 327, 314, 313, 312, 316, and 317. To register, use the section number of 194 that corresponds to the ESL course(s) you are taking. You may be enrolled in more than one lab section, but enrollment in one section gives you access to all lab programs and resources.

What will I need to use the lab?
  
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A student identification card for the current semester.
  
* Earphones for listening are provided but you may bring your own.

What should I do when I come to the lab?
  
* Login at the Lab timekeeper by typing your student ID number. That's all you need to do.
 
  * Use the software or borrow multimedia material. You will need your current student ID card.
  
* Ask for help when you need it.
   * Log out when you leave the lab with your student ID number.

How much time do I need to spend in the lab to get credit?
To get credit for .5 unit, you need 24 hours of practice time, but you may do more.  You may complete eleven hours at home on the Internet, using our online lab:
www.eslstation.net.  You will see all of the series of ESL courses across the top of the page. Open your level and click the link for the skill you want to practice. When you study online at home, write down the link or links you practiced and the amount of time you spent on the yellow timesheet. You can pick one up in the Lab. Record each practice session on the timesheet very carefully. The last day to turn in your timesheet is Monday of the last week of the semester, 5:00 P.M.

How can I get help in the Lab?
Instructors are scheduled to work in the Lab Monday through Friday.
You can ask them to help you individually, in small groups, or at the computer.

Our full time instructional assistant is Diane Borella. She will be in the lab to assist you Monday through Friday.

Our evening lab clerk, Mr. Uc Lai, and student assistants can help you log in and out, show you how to play audio CDs, help you operate computer software programs and show you how to use Microsoft Word. You will know these assistants by the badge they wear.

Can I print in the Lab?
Yes, but only ESL class assignments, charts and notes from the software, assigned readings from the Internet, or any material needed for the ESL class for which you are taking the Lab course. Your $2.00 material fee gives you access to the printer inside the ESL Lab only.  

All students are asked to follow  ESL Lab policies and to be considerate of other students. 

        Log in and Log out each time you use the Lab.

        Turn off your cell phone or pager before you enter the Lab.

        Bring no food, drinks, or chewing gum into the Lab.

        Do not change Internet settings or desktop icons. 

        Save all personal files on a USB drive.  If you save a file on the desktop, drag it to the recycle bin after printing.

        Use E-mail for class work only. No personal email or web browsing is allowed in the Lab.

        Do not download anything on the computer desktop.

        Return all borrowed material to the lab assistant before leaving the Lab. No material may be taken out of the Lab or borrowed overnight.

        Speak softly and work quietly to maintain a peaceful study environment.

Use the ESL Lab often for language practice and instructional assistance!

 ESL Station