APP Language Lab

The Language Lab provides online language-learning opportunities for students. In this lab, students can find activities for reading, writing, grammar, and listening and speaking practice online.  The lab is located at B-B1-09. 

The lab is open every day for APP students and is manned by a current undergraduate student who answers questions about the software programs. There are a total of 25 computers available for student remediation and practice and this number determines the number of students that may attend at any one time. 

The meritonlinelearning.com software is loaded onto the computers in order for students to practice reading and listening skills. Also available are texts and writing prompts through the StudySync program, Quizlet  practices, and the below online resources: 

Ego4u: Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Study Tips!
http://www.ego4u.com
Ego4u provides various approaches to improve your English. It has grammar subjects with grammar practices. Ego4u also has writing rules such as comma rules, dash rules, and others. If you want to improve your essays and paragraphs, ego4u is the best way to learn new vocabulary and daily communication. 

Many Things: Interesting Things for ESL Students
http://www.manythings.org/e/listening.html
Stories, pronunciations, podcasts, idioms, vocabularies, and proverbs are easily explained.

Oxford University Press: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing!
http://elt.oup.com/student/practicegrammar/?cc=global&selLanguage=en
Practice English irregular verbs and improve your listening and speaking skills by using different techniques.

Grammar and Writing
http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/category/grammar-and-writing-help/
http://www.grammarly.com/?alt862=1

Both website provides useful explanations about the common mistakes.

ESL-Lab: Listening Practices
http://www.esl-lab.com
Don’t understand your English instructor and have difficulty communicating with your instructors? ESL-Lab has hundreds of stories and quizzes to make you speak English fluently.

Rong-Chang: Easy Reading for ESL (English as a Second Language) Beginners
http://www.rong-chang.com/nse/
200 easy readings for absolute beginners 

BBC Six Minutes English: Listening
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/index.shtml
BCC has different readings for intermediate students who can listen to the readings and read the transcripts. Learn unique words and daily used phrases to help you understand and speak with native speakers.

Study Sync: Listening and Writing
http://www.studysync.com
Have you ever wanted your instructor to review your paragraphs and essays? Then, Study Sync is the place for you to do your assignments and get feedbacks.

Using English: Advanced Students
http://www.usingenglish.com
A large collection of ESL tools and resources for students, teachers, learners and academics, covering the full spectrum of ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP subject areas.

Storynory: Audio Stories (Listening)
http://storynory.com
One of the most interesting resources to improve English and know different stories of different cultures.

English Club: Listening

http://www.englishclub.com/listening/  
The best way to improve listening skill is to use different techniques, such as dictations and listening to English radios podcasts. English Club provides you all the ways.

About.com English as 2nd Language: Listening
http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/bllisteningquiz.htm
English listening quizzes to improve listening skills.

Exam Pracice ( Grammar, Reading, Writing. TOEFL)
http://englishteststore.net/
Free English Tests and Exercies Oneline


Dictionaries


Vocabulary.com
http://www.vocabulary.com

Oxford Advanced American Dictionary
http://oaadonline.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com

The Free Dictionary
http://www.thefreedictionary.com

Longman Dictionary
http://www.ldoceonline.com