Below are just some of the options available for your ESL class visit to the Library. Interested in customizing a Library activity or creating one especially for your students? Your Librarian can help you design a Library visit and activity that suits your students and their needs. Can't make it to the Library? We can come to your classroom or off-campus center and provide your students with a virtual tour and introduction.
Time estimates are minimums and can be adapted to fit your students' needs.
|An introduction to what we have in our Library and a walk through both floors; includes a visit to the ESL section of the stacks||30 min.|
|A demonstration of website features including how to use the Library card and access MyLibrary
"Tools You Can Use" Handout
|Demonstration of the Library Catalog, with an accent of finding ESL materials||15 min.|
|An introduction to the ESL Research Guide with particular focus on free ESL internet sites.||10-20 min.|
|An opportunity to explore the College and Career Information Center resources and use online tools such as Discover and other interest inventory sites.||30 min.|
|A basic exploration of the Library website has students finding materials in the catalog and exploring the ESL Research Guide.||30 min.|
|This activity simulates a research project, requiring students to identify books and magazine and newspaper articles. Reemphasizes using the Library catalog and online databases||30 min.|
|An opportunity to begin research for a class assignment. Students will have hands-on time to search for articles or books on their assigned books, plus individual assistance from a librarian. Popular topics include Cultural Event or Characteristic, Famous Person or Émigré, Native Country