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Selected Resources for: ESL: English as a Second Language (Display only the highlighted/core resources).

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Find Agencies, Organizations and Associations

    Local societies, organizations, and centers

  Adult Literacy Hotline
The Minnesota Literacy Council (MLC) is a nonprofit, statewide organization that provides literacy services to adults, children, volunteers and community programs around Minnesota. The Adult Literacy Hotline tells you where you can learn English (ESL) or get help to read and write better.

Find Electronic Books

    Full-text electronic books

  Colloquial English : A Complete English Language Course Available in Full Text Off-campus Log-in Required 
A textbook for foreign speakers that includes sample problems and exercises.

Find Facts, Definitions, Overviews

    Dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks

  Oxford American Dictionary for Learners of English
Location: Worthington Library - REF PE2835 .O915 2011
  Merriam-Webster's Learner Dictionary
American English Dictionary for Students of ESL, EFL, and the TOEFL® Test.

Find Images, Videos, Audio, Digital Media

    Photos, art, music, and speech

  Internet Picture Dictionary Freely Available 
A completely free, online multilingual picture dictionary designed especially for ESL students and beginning English, French, German, Spanish and Italian language learners of all ages.

Use Web Resources

    High-quality, reliable internet sites

  Common American Slang
Quizzes on 280 well-known slang expressions.
  ESL Independent Study Lab
Contains over 250 of the best Internet resources for ESL/EFL students organized by skill area and language level.
  ESL Resources for Students
Purdue Online Writing Lab site has resources for ESL students such as handouts, quizzes, questions, Internet links and other helpful information.
  ESLgold.com
A site filled with a variety of English language study and learning materials.
  Essential English
A list of 850 words that was devised to give an excellent starting point for building up a vocabulary which allows you to converse fluently in English.
  Interesting Things for ESL Students
A fun study site for students of English as a second language. Includes word games, puzzles, quizzes, slang, proverbs and much more.
  TOEFL.org
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is written and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) of Princeton, New Jersey. The test measures basic English proficiency in Listening, Structure, Reading and Writing and is used for admissions by colleges and universities.


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