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English as a Second Language
Non-Credit ESL

Welcome to the ESL Lab!

>> See the FALL 2014 LAB SCHEDULE

The lab is designed to be used by all ESL students and faculty for listening comprehension, speaking/pronunciation, and grammar practice using software, audio, video, digital text and media, and online resources. Students in 022, 132, and 142 classes complete a 50-minute lab per week. These labs provide academic listening, note-taking, grammar, and vocabulary practice essential in college-level work. All other ESL students are welcome to use the lab for self-study during open-hours.

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Accommodating up to 27 students, the lab uses Sony SANS, a digital language lab environment. Digital and analog audio/video can be sent to each student while students work on screen or on paper. Students can work in pairs and groups. Instructors can monitor students' written and oral work and give immediate feedback. DVDs, audio CDs, VHS tapes, and digital files of any type can be utilized in the lab.

The lab has open hours when students can practice pronunciation, listening, grammar, and TOEFL; listen to online audio/video programs; do research; and work on assignments. We encourage all ESL students to use the lab for self-study. Check the lab schedule for the open hours.

FALL 2014 Lab Hours