There is a lab requirement for every student taking an ESOL Reading course. The lab portion of the class accounts for 15% of the course grade. Students are required to complete 6 lab assignments outside of their regular coursework. These assignments are designed to supplement and provide extra practice on language development through reading activities: reading comprehension, vocabulary building, study skills techniques, and intercultural sharing/learning. The lab is also designed to help the student fulfill the objectives of the course. The lab assignments are comprised using different ESOL software, internet programs, and several textbook resources.
The lab is organized on a drop-in basis with flexible hours to accommodate a wide range of student schedules. Lab work consists of 6 assignments due throughout the semester. In addition to providing practice on reading skills, the lab also