A Pathfinder Guide to Resources for English as a Second Language

Royce Kitts

LI 835 Information Transfer in the Disciplines
Emporia State University

The following resource list was created during the 2007 fall semester as a library course project. Research project findings showed that an English Language Program at a large university did not have a formal agreement with the academic library and therefore, students might benefit by using a public library. For example, the Manhattan Public Library, www.manhattan.lib.ks.us/general/index.shtml, offers a variety of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Second Option Language (ESOL) resources geared towards specific nationalities and ethnic groups. The public library also offers a variety of reading materials for different reading levels, and has access to a format of book known as Adult New Readers. Adult New Readers are books that have adult subjects and themes, but they are presented in a way that new language learners can understand the stories without having to read materials that are meant for a much younger juvenile audience. Finally, the public library provides a nice quiet study environment and a few meetings rooms that students and other members of the community are free to use. Therefore, read on for a resources listing from the Manhattan Public Library, and check out your nearby public library for all types of resources including English as a second language.

Non-fiction Books Audio-Visual Materials
Books for ESL Teachers Websites for ESL Teachers
Podcasts for ESL Teachers Resources for ESL Parents


Non-fiction Books

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Audio/Visual Materials

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Books, Websites and Audio Materials for ESL teachers

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ESL Websites

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Podcasts for ESL

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Digital Audiobooks for ESL teachers/parents

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Copyright 2007 Royce Kitts. Send comments to rkitts@emporia.edu. All rights reserved. Webpage created: December 7, 2007.