Advanced Digital Language Lab
Communication Skills play a pivotal role in promoting employability of graduates in any educational programme. Particularly, students who opt for agriculture as their profession primarily hail from rural background and they should compete in the global market. To do so, they need strong communication skills. The employers of various agro-based industries, banking sector and multi-national companies have expressed the view that TNAU-graduates have depth of knowledge but lack of power of expression. The Advanced Digital Language lab of DSW was established in 2007 with an objective of sharpening the communicative and grooming the soft skills soft skills of our students for Placement, Higher education in India and abroad, and English language learning by means of self learning packages.
The lab is regularly used by teachers to impart English language learning and soft skills for all disciplines The lab is equipped with a Hi-Class net work software which enables the teacher to facilitate several classroom interactions. It has a good amount of authentic CDs on career skills/soft skills, competitive examinations and English language learning. While the study centre has printed materials on such themes, the Advanced Digital Language Laboratory supports them in the form of software.
What is an Advanced Digital Language Lab?
The Advanced Digital Language lab serves as a hub where the teacher and students are bridged through a cable networking system Hi-Class net work software for effective learning. It is an innovative method of teaching English with the assistance of sophisticated software that facilitates interactive teaching and effective learning. The lab carries audio and video systems which enable to achieve these objectives.
This is the pivot of the Lab where in teacher monitors all the 41 work stations through oral, written and non-verbal modes of communication. The Teacher Console has two computer monitors, head phones and system equipped with software.
There are 41 work stations intended to handle a class size of 41 students. Each work station carries a computer and head phone and free access to interact with the teacher. The lab is equipped with a well knit public address system for effective teaching of regular English courses and coaching classes.
Classification of software
- Communicative skills
- Career skills and Soft skills
- Higher education abroad
As the university has decided to establish an additional language lab in all the constituent colleges based on the model of the main campus, the Director and faculty undertook campus visit to all the constituent colleges.
Based on the recommendations/ suggestions given by the directorate the University has decided to establish Advanced Digital Language Lab at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai.
Teacher has a complete control over all students’ computers. They
- Can broadcast lessons by a click.
- Can arrange group discussions and workshops among students.
- Can broadcast one student’s activity to other students in the class.
- Can go for voice-chat with a student without disturbing others.
- Can save the teaching material for further use.
- Can conduct tests and model examinations.
- Can block or control all key boards and mouse of computers.
The Advanced Digital Language Laboratory of TNAU has a highly upgrade version of the H1 High class network software capable of carrying out a wide range of operations like broadcasting, intercom, observe, file transmission, recording, G-talk etc., in digital format. The Teacher Console has a web camera to carry out video conferencing and effective monitoring.
The Lab carries a permanent LCD that is used for a pep- talk by the teacher. Further, it assists him/her to provide on-line help in performing the task assigned.
Benefits of the Advanced Digital Language Lab
- Effective learning of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
- Multi-functional facility which can be used for coaching the students for TOEFL, IELTS, BEC, GRE and National competitive examinations.
- The students are be trained in career skills like brainstorming, group discussion, and interview simulation.
|Sl. No.||A. Network software|
|1.||Hi Class 4.0 For 40 Learners Software|
|2.||Clear Pronunciation 1|
|3.||Clear Pronunciation 2|
|4.||Issues In English 2- International|
|5.||Study Skills Success|
|B. Communicative English|
|2.||ENG 101 English for Effective Communication|
|6.||Learning & Speaking English Ii|
|7.||8 In 1 English Dictionary|
|8.||Listening English 1|
|9.||English For Science & Engineering|
|12.||Learn To Speak English CD1,2,3 & 4|
|13.||Longman English Business Dictionary|
|14.||Listening English 2|
|15.||Language In Use|
|16.||Longman Pronunciation Coach|
|17.||New Interchange Audio CD|
|18.||Oral Communication Skills|
|19.||English Pronouncing Dictionary|
|20.||Oxford Practice Grammar|
|21.||Oxford Word Skills (Advanced)|
|22.||Oxford Word Skills Basic|
|23.||Peter Funk Word Power|
|24.||English Phonetics and Phonology|
|26.||English for Presentation|
|27.||English Vocabulary in Use|
|28.||Telephoning in English Audio CD 2|
|29.||Telephoning in English Audio CD 2|
|31.||The Theory of Everything|
|32.||Public Speaking Skills- “Yes We Can”- Speech By Obama|
|33.||Freedom is Not Free|
|34.||Spoken English- Jayashree Balan|
|35.||The Greatness Guide|
|36.||Business English Meetings|
|37.||Face To Face- Cambridge University|
|C. Career Skills / Soft Skills|
|8.||Preparing for Being Interviewed|
|14.||Presentation Skills- U.K.|
|15.||World Link Develop Engineering CD 1|
|16.||World Link Develop Engineering CD 2|
|17.||Soft Skills Audio CD|
|D. Business English Certificate|
|1.||BEC Information CD 1 and 2|
|3.||BEC Cambridge Audio CD Preliminery|
|4.||BEC Vantage Master Class|
|5.||BEC Vantage Test Builder|
|6.||BEC Higher (Cambridge)|
|7.||Cambridge Audio CD 1 and 2|
|8.||Cambridge Teaching Recourses|
|E. GRE, GMAT, CAT and Civil Service EXAM|
|1.||New GRE 2011|
|2.||Barons GRE CD-Rom|
|3.||Cracking the GRE|
|4.||General Test Power Preparation|
|5.||GRE Exam 2006|
|7.||GRE Practice Test|
|8.||Higher Score on The GRE|
|10.||Powerprep II-Revised GRE|
|11.||Test Preparation Course|
|14.||Barons GMAT 2009|
|15.||YAKSHA Common Aptitude Test|
|16.||Civil Service Prelims (YAKSHA)|
|F. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)|
|1.||IELTS Audio CD 1 and 2 – Test 1|
|2.||IELTS Audio CD 1 and 2 – Test 2|
|3.||IELTS Audio CD 1 and 2 – Test 3|
|4.||IELTS Audio CD 1 and 2 – Test 4|
|5.||IELTS Audio CD 1 and 2 – Test 5|
|6.||IELTS Audio CD 1 and 2 – Test 6|
|7.||IELTS Audio CD 1 and 2 – Test 7|
|8.||IELTS Audio CD 1 and 2 – Test 8|
|9.||IELTS Audio CD 1 and 2 – Test 9|
|10.||IELTS Audio CD 1 and 2 – Test 10|
|11.||Intermediate Listening Program CD 1 AND 2|
|12.||Objective IELTS Intermediate|
|13.||Vocabulary for IELTS|
|14.||Upper Intermediate Listening Program 1 AND 2|
|G. Test of English as A Foreign Language (TOEFL)|
|4.||Listening Links 1-3|
|5.||The Complete Guide To The TOEFL Test|
|6.||TOEFL – MCGRAW-HILL|
|8.||TOEFL IBT CD 1 KAPLAN|
|9.||TOEFL IBT CD 2 Audio Files|
|10.||TOEFL Official Guide|