Common questions about the ESL Lab (also called the ESL Center) are listed below. Please contact your instructor or any of our ESL faculty if you have more questions.
Students taking ESL Reading or Listening classes labs should register immediately for 0.5 units of the ESL Reading or Listening lab they want and then select a time during their first R/L class meeting.
No ESL labs are required for ESL Writing or Grammar classes.
Independent students may enroll in 0.5 units of ESL 44/54/94/95 at any time up to the middle of the semester.
What do students do in the ESL lab?
The ESL Center offers intensive English language exposure (texts and literature, audio and visual media, & computer and web programs) to help you improve your success rate in all classes.
The ESL Center has a wealth of materials, carefully arranged and selected for your specific level and focus. There is an ESL faculty member present during all hours that the lab is open, as well as student tutors and an instructional assistant, all happy to assist all students enrolled in the lab courses.
I'm taking an ESL class, so what lab do I take?
Match your Content Class with the Lab Class beside it. If you completed a lab but are repeating the course, please try the Independent Lab. If you are in a Writing or Grammar course, please also use the Independent Lab option.
|Level||Content Class||Requisite Lab Class||Independent Lab Option|
|Level 30||All||None||ESL 34 Beginning-high skills lab|
|Level 40||ESLR 40||ESLR 90||ESL 44 intermediate‐low skills lab|
|ESLL 40||ESLL 90|
|Level 50||ESLR 50|
|ESLR 91||ESL 54 intermediate‐mid skills lab|
|ESLL 50||ESLL 91|
|Level 310||ESLR 310|
|ESLR 92||ESL 94 intermediate‐high skills lab|
|Level 320||ESLR 320|
|ESLR 93||ESL 95 Advanced-low skills lab|
How many hours do I go to lab? Is there any homework?
You are required to attend 27 hours of lab to pass. This is about 2 hours of lab per week.
There is no homework assigned in lab classes.
Does the ESL lab have drop-in Tutoring?
We do not offer drop-in tutoring, which can be found in the Tutoring and Writing Centers in the Learning Skills and Tutoring Center.