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English Language Learning: For Instructors

Class Library Visits

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.

Library Visit Options

Library Tour

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.

The Library Website

A demonstration of website features including how to use the Library card and access MyLibrary
"Tools You Can Use" Handout
15-20 min.

Finding Books in the Library

Demonstration of the Library Catalog, with an accent of finding ESL materials 15 min.

ESL Research Guide

An introduction to the ESL Research Guide with particular focus on free ESL internet sites. 10-20 min.

Jobs and Careers

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.

Library Activity Options

Finding Your Way Around the Library Website

A basic exploration of the Library website has students finding materials in the catalog and exploring the ESL Research Guide. 30 min.

Finding Books and Articles

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.

Library Research

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




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