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Debbie Ramirez ESL School of Continuing Education Cypress College January, 2004. ESL Computer Learning Center. ORIENTATION. The Five “W’s” & One “H”. Who : All registered ESL students What : Use of the computers, books, tapes, videos Where : CE 10-14

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Debbie ramirez esl school of continuing education cypress college january 2004
Debbie Ramirez ESL School of Continuing Education Cypress CollegeJanuary, 2004

ESL Computer Learning Center


The five w s one h
The Five “W’s” & One “H”

Who: All registered ESL students

What: Use of the computers, books, tapes, videos

Where: CE 10-14

When: Mon – Thurs 7:30am to 8:50pm; Fri 8am-12n

Why: To improve your English language & computer skills

How: Use your student ID card to scan upon entering and when leaving.

I computers
I. Computers

  • Classes

  • Software programs

  • Typing practice

  • Self-paced instruction

Computer classes
Computer Classes

  • Beginning Computers (CE 10-14)

  • ~ Fridays 10:30 am – 12:20 pm

  • Computer Club(Int. – Adv. Users; CE 2-4 & CE 10-14)

  • ~ Tuesdays 1:30pm-3:00pm & Fridays 1:30pm-3:00pm

  • Computer Internet Center (Parking lot #6; CE 2-4)

  • ~ Check their schedule for variety of classes!

English software programs
English software programs

  • OPD*

  • Focus on Grammar*

  • Azar Interactive

  • Live Action English

  • English 1 or 4 – Longman English Interactive

  • Longman Dictionary

  • The Academy of Reading

  • Students’ CD from classroom Interchange books

    *NOTE: Lab books are available to be used with OPD & Focus on Grammar.

Opd description
OPD Description

  • All 3,700 words of The OPD are presented with sound and visual images.

  • Students can hear and learn to read, say, and spell any word they choose to explore.

  • Vocabulary can be easily searched through a pictorial glossary, helping students develop reference skills.

  • Activities such as Conversation, Reading, "Job Talk," Dictation, Role Play, and Writing provide vocabulary practice in speaking, reading, writing, and listening.

Opd description cont
OPD Description (cont.)

  • A built-in word processor encourages students to write about any Dictionary topic and print out their work.

  • Games offer motivating, easily customized reinforcement activities.

  • Flashcard Maker enables students to practice on-screen or print out picture/word cards based on their own word lists.

  • Randomly-generated tests for each topic page enable targeted testing and multiple retests, facilitating pre- and post-testing.

  • Summary and detailed reports allow students and teachers to monitor progress.

Oxford picture dictionary
Oxford Picture Dictionary

  • Workbook sample pages!

  • Table of Contents

  • Beginning Workbook

  • Intermediate Workbook

  • Classic Classroom Activities

Opd english literacy civics
OPD -- English Literacy/ Civics

Unit #6:Health:

Health Care, Medical Emergencies, Clinics, Medical and Dental Exams, A Hospital

Unit #7: Community:

The Legal System, Crime, Public Safety, U.S. Mail, City Streets

Unit #9: Areas of Study:

Types of Schools, U.S. History, U.S. Government and Citizenship, Geography

Unit #11: Work:

Jobs and Occupations, Job Skills, Job Search, An Office, Farming /Ranching, Construction, Tools and Building Supplies

Typing practice
Typing Practice

  • Mavis Beacon

  • Learning the keyboard

  • Typing from dictation

  • Typing from transcription

  • Typing games

  • Your own progress report

Self paced instruction
Self-paced Instruction

  • Self-paced booklets to use:

    • Windows

    • Microsoft Word

    • Powerpoint

    • Excel

    • Print Shop

  • Ask the Instructional Assistants for these booklets

Ii books
II. Books

  • Leisure reading (fiction / non fiction titles)

    (check out the book poster on lab wall!)

  • Books on tape (variety of titles)

    (sign them out with the Instructional Assistants)

  • English language books in the file cabinets

    (sign them out with the Instructional Assistants)

    NOTE: To use lab books, you must leave your student ID card and use the books in the lab only – they cannot be taken home.


  • Crossroads Café

    (stories about daily life activities)

  • Side by Side

    (more about grammar and vocabulary practice)

Citizenship practice
Citizenship Practice

  • Students must register for Citizenship class

  • Lab materials are available for these students:

    • a.    Cassette tapes

    • b.    Books

    • c.    Videos

  • Sample Citizenship tests are given in class.

  • See Mrs. Dulce Noor for more information!

A few reminders
A few reminders!

  • Scan your ID card when you enter the Lab.

  • If you have any questions, ask an Instructional Assistant for help.

  • Handle the headsets with care – Pull the microphone down gently.

  • Return the headsets to the top of the monitor when finished.

  • Do not shut off the computer!

  • Close all programs before leaving.

  • Leave the desktop as you found it.

  • Check CPU for your floppy disks or CDs.

  • Scan out when leaving the Lab.

  • And remember: