New ESL Resources Appearing on Library Shelves

In the past few weeks, I have been spotting lots of new ESL materials, books as well as media, on the shelves in the libraries. These materials can be found in the English as a Second Language section or in the English Language Learning section. If you are not sure where to find these collections in your library, be sure to ask a librarian.

This week, I selected two books to help building speaking and listening skills. This is a common request from ESL students, and students learn best by role playing real-life situations.


Speak English Around Town

Conduct Everyday Conversations with Confidence!

By Gillett, Amy 428.34 GILLETT

This book includes sample dialogues for these day-to-day scenarios…

  • Going shopping
  • Negotiating a purchase
  • Ordering at a restaurant
  • Making a doctor’s appointment and visiting the doctor
  • Making introductions
  • Reacting to bad news

 Speak English for Success