United Nations Learning Center

Location & Time

Computers equipped with English language learning software are available for self-study in DC2 200A on Thursdays and Fridays from 9am-12:00 and from 3pm-5pm.

Available Resources

The following programs for English study are installed on the computers in DC2-200A:

  • Live Action English – A Beginning level American English CD-Rom. You may choose one of 12 topics and for each topic can watch a video, organize written events, listen, interact, practice verb tenses (present, present progressive, past simple & both futures), and complete dictation exercises.
  • Grammar 3D – An lower-intermediate to advanced level American English CD-Rom. This CD-ROM ncludes 4 levels of self-study grammar quizzes on the following topics: Adjectives; Adverbs; Articles; Comparatives, Equatives & Superlatives; Complementation; Conditionals; Connectors; & Demonstratives. For each grammar topic, students can choose a level of difficulty:
    • Level 1 = Beginners / Advanced Beginners (= UN Programme levels 1-3
    • Level 2 = Advanced Beginners / Intermediate (= UN Programme levels 3-4)
    • Level 3 = Intermediate / Upper Intermediate (= UN Programme levels 4-6)
    • Level 4 = Upper Intermediate / Advanced (= UN Programme levels 6-8)
  • Let’s Do Business: Presentations - This British English CD-ROM includes short video clips of effective business presentations. Lessons include vocabulary-building tasks, grammar exercises, additional on-line support materials, and a glossary of 6000 business terms.
  • Let’s Do Business: Negotiating - This British English CD-ROM includes short video clips of authentic business negotiation situations. Lessons include vocabulary-building tasks, grammar exercises, additional on-line support materials, and a glossary of 6000 business terms.
  • Let’s Do Business: Meetings - This British English CD-ROM includes video clips of authentic business meeting situations. Lessons include vocabulary building tasks, grammar exercises, additional on-line support materials, and a glossary of 6000 business terms.
  • Let’s Do Business: Telephoning - This British English CD-ROM includes video clips of authentic business telephoning situations. Lessons include vocabulary-building tasks, grammar exercises, additional on-line support materials, and a glossary of 6000 business terms.
  • Pronunciation Power 1 - This program includes:
    • Lessons: For all English sounds, you can see how the lips & the inside of the mouth moves in order to make the sound. You can also record you own voice and compare to a native speaker.
    • Exercises: Choose a troublesome English sound and do exercises to practice.
    • Dictionary: Find words organized by first letter or by meaning category. Pictures and pronunciation are given.
    • Games: Play games to practice troublesome sounds and to learn new vocabulary.
  • Pronunciation Power 2 - A continuation of Pronunciation Power 1 with similar exercises, but at a more advanced level.

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