English Language Centre The University of Adelaide Australia
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The English Language Centre
Level 9, 115 Grenfell Street
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 Australia

CRICOS Provider Number 00123M

Telephone: +61 8 8303 4777
Facsimile: +61 8 8303 4411
Email: elc@adelaide.edu.au

Help

Logging in


When you first log in log in with the username and password you have been given, you will be taken to the library.

How to search the library

You can choose to do either General English lessons or Academic English lessons. Intermediate level students and above can use the Academic lessons to assist in preparation for TOEFL, IELTS, FCE or TOEIC.
The General English exercises provide listening, reading, writing and grammar exercises from elementary to advanced. These are normally shorter exercises so take less time to finish.

You can choose what type of exercises you want to practise by clicking on the arrow beside "and skills to practise". Then click "Search and Filter Lesson Library". The lessons that have those exercise types in them will then load on the screen.

You can also choose which topic you would like to read, write or hear about.

How to do your lessons

To begin a lesson you want to do, click on its title. The first page of each lesson shows you the title, the topic and the skills you will practise.

The number of activities per lesson is shown in the red menu bar running from left to right at the top of the lesson. You will also see an exercise key; a number of small pictures which correspond to the types of activities: the skill it practices.

If you want to practice just listening, you can open a lesson and then click on the picture of the headphones to go directly to the listening exercises. 

To begin the lesson click "Start" to go to the first activity.

On each activity, you will see instructions on what to do in black writing. For example, enter your answers in the boxes or use the arrows.

When you have completed the exercise, click "Check Your Answers". You will be told your score and whether you have finished that exercise.

To go to the next exercise click "Next". Alternatively, you can click on the number of the exercise you would like to do. The menu bar will track where you are by highlighting the number of the exercise you are on.

When you have completed all the activities in the lesson, or wish to try another lesson, close the page by clicking on "Close" in the bar at the top of the page. You will then go back to the list of lessons for the week where you can choose another lesson.

Answers and feedback

All of the exercises tell you whether your answer is correct or not. You get instant feedback on your answers.
Each exercise is then scored individually. You are given a percentage score based on how many correct answers you give and how many attempts you had before you got the answer right.
In many of the exercises you will also be told not only if your answer is incorrect, but given feedback telling you where to find the correct information or why your answer was not the right one. Many of our lessons have small "Hint" pictures which you can see when you have not given a correct answer. If you hold your mouse over each picture, you will see an explanation for the answer or a clue where to find the right answer.

Change Password

If you want to change your password, click "Change Password" to the right of the login box.
Your password needs to contain at least 6 characters.
Please note:
Write down your password as it will not be emailed to you!

Forgotten Password?

If you forget your password, click "Forgot Password" under the login box in the left hand menu. Your password will be emailed to you!

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Please try going to http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi and downloading the shockwave player as this should help.

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