ESL Lab Materials for ESL 324, 323, 322 and 327

 ESL 324 Listening/Speaking

Instructional Medium

Skill Emphasis

Longman English Assessment

Interactive software

Icon on desktop

Take the Intermediate General Test for placement in English Interactive

English Interactive – Level 3

Interactive software  Icon on desktop

Listening/Speaking/Reading/ Pronunciation

Short Takes 2 DVD Speaking, Grammar, Pronunciation

Talking Business

Interactive software Icon on desktop. 

Social and Functional Business Language

North American Idioms

Interactive software Icon on desktop

A comprehensive program for mastering common idioms

Lecture Ready 1

DVD & audio CDs

Listening comprehension of college lectures and note taking skills

Northstar Intermediate

Audio CDs

Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation

Contemporary Topics 2

Audio CDs

Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation

Interactions 2

Audio CDs/Video

Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation

     

ESL 323 Reading

Instructional Medium

Skill Emphasis

Longman English Assessment

Interactive software; open icon on desktop

Take the “Find Your Level” test and then take the reading test at your level.

Reading Explorer 2 Text, CD-Rom, DVD Reading and vocabulary development

Active Skills for Reading Level 3

Text and audio CD

Reading, listening, vocabulary

Inside Reading 1 Text and CD-Rom Reading and vocabulary (Activities based on the Academic Word List)

Reading Advantage Level 3

Text and audio CD

Reading, listening, vocabulary

Issues for Today Audio CD Reading, listening, vocabulary
     

ESL 322 Writing/Grammar

Instructional Medium

Skill Emphasis

Easy Writer Interactive Software Grammar and Editing whole passages

Focus on Grammar 3

Interactive software
Icon on desktop

Grammar, Reading, Listening, Writing

Grammar Sense 2

Interactive Software; Icon on desktop

Practice Zone, Reference Zone, Game zone, Assessment (print score report)

Understanding and Using English Grammar

Interactive software; Icon on desktop


Grammar, reading, writing. speaking

 

Center Stage 4 CD-Rom and Audio CDs  Texts and CDs available in the Lab

ESL 327 Pronunciation 

Instructional Medium

Skill Emphasis

American SpeechSounds

Interactive software; Borrow CD-Rom

Pronounce with video and audio graphics.

American Accent Program

Interactive software; Icon on Desktop

Pronounce and record consonants, vowels, and intonation patterns.

Well Said Introductory Level

Text and audio CDs

Pronunciation improvement

Focus on Pronunciation Level 3

Text and audio CDs

Pronunciation improvement

Clear Speech

Audio CDs

Pronunciation improvement

www.eslstation.net  Online Lab Find links for language practice under the 320 Series
     
The following DICTIONARIES are available for students in the ESL 320 series.

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.

Place your cursor over a word in an Internet or MS Word document. The definition comes up. Or type in words to look up. Listen for pronunciation.

Longman Dictionary of American English

Borrow the CD-Rom or the paperback.

Use the CD-Rom on computers on the right side of the lab or in the foyer #1, 2,  3, or 4.

Essential English-Vietnamese Dictionary

Text

Find Vietnamese-English equivalents.

Larousse Concise Spanish-English Dictionary

Text

Find Spanish-English equivalents

Longman American Idioms Dictionary

Text

Learn common idioms.

Longman Phrasal Verbs Dictionary

Text

Learn common phrasal verbs.

Longman Business English Dictionary

Text

Learn the language of business

Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English

Text

Dictionary with grammar and usage notes

Roget’s Thesaurus

Text

Learn synonyms

     
Multilingual Dictionaries: Vietnamese-English; Spanish-English; Amharic-English; Chinese-English; Persian-English
 
All of the ESL Lab materials and dictionaries listed may be used in the ESL Lab and study areas (L-123 and L-124) and in the foyer. Lab materials may not be removed from the lab. Please visit the ESL Lab often and select the programs that are best for you or recommended by your instructors. The online lab may be used wherever you have access to the Internet.