Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Ruthane Brown

Second Advisor

Diane Larsen-Freeman


A live lab is one that is not pretaped. A teacher tailors the lab period to a particular class and the individuals in it on a particular day. It responds to the students' needs rather than asking them to adapt to it. Included in "The Live Lab" are 1) a description of the laboratory at the School for International Training, 2) twelve general guidelines for producing a live lab, 3) an indexed collection of suggested laboratory exercises grouped by the skills areas of sound discrimination, pronunciation, intonation, listening comprehension, vocabulary building/activation, writing, and culture/values, 4) sample lesson outlines for five consecutive lab periods for each of three levels: beginning, intermediate and intermediate/advanced, 5) a bibliography of some materials designed for or adaptable to use in ESL language laboratories.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Linguistics | Teacher Education and Professional Development