A language lab station consists of a computer equipped with headphones and a microphone. In our language lab, you may use online language learning resources as well as software programs.
The two language lab stations are located on the third floor of the Library in the audio visual (AV) department.
To schedule an appointment for training on how to use the language lab computers contact the ESL/Literacy Program Coordinator.
TELL ME MORE (Auralog)
Learn to speak Spanish, Latin American Spanish, English (ESL), French, German, Dutch or Italian. This interactive web-based language learning program features speech recognition and self-assessment, as well as cultural activities.
Works on both PCs and Macs:
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Complete courses in 23 languages, 13 complete ESL courses, basic language courses in 27 languages. Also features ESL instruction in English, tailored for speakers of more than a dozen languages.
Complete courses in 23 languages, including Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese; plus 13 complete ESL courses including Chinese (Cantonese), Russian, and Spanish.
Also includes basic language courses in 27 languages, including Arabic (Levantine), Dari, Irish, Pashto, Tagalog, and Urdu; and 15 additional ESL languages: Arabic (Egyptian), Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Turkish, and Vietnamese. Works on both PCs and Macs.
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Home access for these databases is available only to Newton residents with a Newton library card number beginning 21323
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CD-ROMs may be checked out at the audio visual (AV) desk for the duration of your language lab session. The CD-ROMs may only be used in the library and need to be returned at the end of your language lab session.Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive CD-ROM
Offers students and teachers abundant practice with key vocabulary. Dynamic activities, flashcards, games, and tests provide entertaining, varied practice of OPD words and phrases. The videos in every unit present vocabulary in real world contexts. Focused writing excercises throughout the program help students incorporate new vocabulary.Typing Instructor Platinum
Whether you want to improve your typing speed and accuracy, are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced typist, Typing Instructor Platinum will help you improve your typing skills quickly. The program is packed with the right mixture of education, entertainment, and motivation.
Contact Susan Bécam, ESL/Literacy Program Coordinator
By phone: 617-796-1364; or e-mail: email@example.com