EAP Computer-Assisted Language Learning Lab

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    The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Department has a state-of-the-art Computer-Assisted Language Learning Lab. It is located in the Birch Building, room 335. The lab is used for classes and lunch time drop-ins during the week. Some of the highlights of the lab include the following:

    • 28 networked computers with high-speed Internet access running Windows 7 operating system
    • Instructor podium, surround sound and video projector
    • A wide range of ESL software covering all skill areas
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher)
    • Headsets with microphones
    • DVD/CD players
    • Laser printer (with duplex printing)
    • Learning Support Specialist available during drop-in times

    Activities in the lab include the following:

    • Improve your reading comprehension with Active Reading software
    • Expand your vocabulary with Issues in English and Spelling Fusion
    • Discover additional grammar points using a grammar program for your level
    • Enhance your writing by using free, online writing guides
    • Practice listening, pronunciation and speaking with our pronunciation software
    • Learn more about idioms using Idioms in English
    • Listen to or proofread text using text-to-speech software which reads aloud text from a web page, MS Word document, PDF or email
    • Record and play back your voice using Audacity software
    • Find out which lab software can be accessed from a home computer that covers pronunciation, reading, grammar, Canadian culture and geography
    • Try online ESL exercises, quizzes, dictionaries and encyclopedias
    • Prepare for the TOEFL iBT or IELTS
    • Work on your homework and use MS Word to type assignments
    • Explore ESL websites (organized by skill area), useful Cap U sites, software tutorials and suggestions for ESL software to use in the lab by accessing the EAP Student Resource Site at http://moodle.capilanou.ca. If you are taking academic courses outside of EAP, check out the Learning Support Across the Disciplines site for free, online resources to help you with your studies. Included are strategies, tips and tutorials to enhance learning in non-EAP subject areas as well as vocabulary-building tools and devices to improve your memory. Speak to the Learning Support Specialist for login details for both sites

    In a hurry to try out some ESL sites? Check out our ESL Online Resources page.