Language Lab Reference Materials/Suggestions

SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS & REFERENCE MATERIALS

English/English Dictionaries 
Rogets Thesaurus 
A Pronouncing Dictionary of American English 
Miscellaneous Language Dictionaries such as Arabic, Chinese, Greek,   
Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Russian,Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese 
The Heath Handbook, English usage guidelines 
American Heritage ESL Dictionary
An assortment of Grammar workbooks and texts 
One copy of most of your course texts for in-Lab use only

IDIOMS/VOCABULARY RESOURCES

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 
Oxford Idioms
Essential Idioms in English
Idioms for Everyday Use
101 American English Idioms
Attitudes through Idioms
The Ultimate Phrasal Verb Book

American Slang

 

LISTENING/SPEAKING

(cassette tapes, CDs, or recorded into Tarmac program)

General Use

  • Side by Side, books 1,3,4 for lower level students
  • Practical English for Arabic Speakers Audio Forum
  • Learner English: A teacher's guide to interference & other problems (Swan & Smith)
  • Tarmac exercises for ESL on all Language Lab PC computers.

PRONUNCIATION

  • English Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers, Consonants
  • English Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers, Vowels
  • Pronunciation Power software
  • DVDs also available
  • Whaddaya Say?  Common pronunciation you will hear daily
  • Focus on pronunciation
  • Targeting pronunciation
  • Speech Craft
  • English Pronunciation Made Simple

EFL 062 (Listening-Speaking I)

  • Everyday Dialogues in English (high level of 062) -- conversation focus
  • Exercises in English Conversation (high level of 062) -- conversation focus
  • Interactions One: A Listening/Speaking Skills Book conversation and listening focus (text for course)
  • Multi-Cultural Workshop- Book 1
  • Whaddaya Say?-- pronunciation focus
  • Power Talk

EFL 063 (Listening-Speaking II)

  • Quest 2: Listening and Speaking
  • Everyday Dialogues in English (low level of 063) conversation focus
  • Exercises in English Conversation (low level of 063) conversation focus
  • Face the Issues - listening focus
  • Intermediate Listening Comprehension
  • Multi-Cultural Workshop, The Book 2
  • Overheard & Understood (high level 063) listening focus

EFL 064 (Listening-Speaking III)

  • Mosaic II: Listening/Speaking - recorded into Tarmac on computer
  • Academic Mini-Lectures - note taking
  • Advanced Listening Comprehension - note taking focus
  • Functions of American English - conversation focus
  • Speaking Naturally -- conversation focus

EFL 112 (Listening-Speaking V, Reading V)

  • Academic Connection 4
  • Comprehending Academic Lectures listening/ note taking focus
  • Science & Society
  • Advanced English Vocabulary, Workbook 2-A
  • The Real Thing (with videos)
  • More of the Real Thing (with videos)
  • Comprehending Academic Selected Experts
  • Experts from Reading at the University

COMPOSITION

General Use

  • Online: A Reference to Using Internet Sources
  • A Guide to MLA Documentation
  • Write On: A Student’s Guide to Handwriting
  • Academic Spelling Power

EFL 091 (Composition I)

  • From Writing to Composition 2nd Edition
  • Low-intermediate academic and general-purpos writing
  • Emphasis is on writing as a purposes
  • Paragraph development
  • Basic organization

EFL 092 (Composition II)

  • Composition II Workbook by Karen Stanley
  • Basic Composition for ESL, An Expository Workbook (yellow)
  • High 092- Low 093
  • Elementary Composition Practice, Book 1Blanton, out of print (other similar texts exist)
  • Idea Exchange 1
  • Multi-Cultural Workshop, Book 1
  • Composition Practice Book 2, 3rd Edition

EFL 093 (Composition III)

  • Composition Practice, Book 4 (course textbook)
  • Blueprints 2
  • Multi-Cultural Workshop, Book 3
  • Newbury House Dictionary of American

EFL 094 (Composition IV)

  • Academic Writing
  • From Paragraph to Term paper (some sections; also good for 111)
  • A Guide to MLA Documentation (for term paper) (also for 111)

EFL 111 (See also EFL 094 above)

  • Refining Composition Skills
  • From Paragraph to Term Paper (some sections; also good for 094)
  • Grammar Dimensions- Form, Meaning, and Use- FOUR
  • Grammar Dimensions- Form, Meaning, and Use- FOUR, workbook
  • Guide to MLA Documentation, A (for research) (also for 094)
  • Improving the Grammar of Written English: The Editing Process
  • Reader for College Writers, A (also good for 112)
  • Science & Society

READING

EFL 072 (Reading II)

  • Interactions I Reading
  • Developing Reading Skills/ Beginning
  • Multi-Cultural Workshop, Book 2
  • Weaving it Together

EFL 073 (Reading III)

  • Concepts for Today Book 4
  • Developing Reading Skills, Beginning and advanced 1 & 2
  • Expanding Reading Skills, Intermediate 2
  • Insights for Today
  • Issue for Today: An Effective Reading Skills Text
  • Multi-Cultural Workshop, Book 3

EFL 074 (Reading IV)

  • Making Connections
  • Developing Reading Skills, Advanced
  • Expanding Reading Skills, Advanced
  • Topics for Today, Low Advanced
  • More of the Real Thing (with videos

EFL 112 (Reading V)

  • Advanced English Vocabulary, Workbook 2-A
  • Explorations in American Culture (at the low end of the class)
  • Real Thing, The
  • Science and Society
  • Tapestry: Journeys to Cultural Understanding

GRAMMAR

EFL 081 (Grammar I)

    • Grammar Dimension 1
    • Grammar Dimensions1 work book

    • Key basic grammatical structures
    • Fundamental grammatical concepts

    EFL 082 (Grammar II)

    • ESL Grammar Exercise, Book 1
    • Grammar Dimensions- Form, Meaning & Use, ONE
    • Grammar Work- English Exercises in Contact 3
    • Basic English Grammar 3rd Edition

    EFL 083 (Grammar III)

    • Fundamentals of English Grammar, Workbook A- A & B
    • Grammar Dimensions- Form, Meaning & Use, TWO
    • Grammar Dimensions- Form, Meaning & Use- Workbook TWO
    • Grammar Workbook 6th Edition

    EFL 084 (Grammar IV)

    • Understanding and Using English Grammar
    • Grammar Dimensions- Form, Meaning & Use, THREE
    • Grammar Dimensions- Form, Meaning & Use- Workbook THREE
    • Grammar Dimensions- Form, Meaning & Use, FOUR
    • Grammar Dimensions- Form, Meaning & Use- Workbook FOUR

    TOEFL

    • The Official Guide to the Delta's TOEFL IBT with CD-ROM
      (Educational Testing Service)
    • Delta's TOEFL IBT with CD-Rom  2009 edition