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Useful Resources in the IRSC Databases
Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale)
Many of the resources in this database may be of use to ESL students, particularly those located under the "International Tools" menu. There are resources for studying for the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), and the United States Citizenship Test.
Films on Demand
Watch a video about standardized test-taking skills.
ESL at IRSC Libraries Slides
Print Book Suggestions for ESL Students
Basic American Grammar and Usage by
Call Number: 428.24 DAN
Publication Date: 2006-03-01
Many students of English as a second language are daunted by the complexities of English grammar and its terminology. This user-friendly book was written especially for them. The emphasis here is on practical use of written and spoken American-style English, rather than on theory.
Perfect Phrases for ESL Advancing Your Career by
Call Number: 428.24 GAS
Publication Date: 2010-05-13
Expert help for polishing your English skills for the workplace You are on an upward career track, but English still may give you a bit of trouble. Do not let language get in your way to success! Perfect Phrases ESL: Advancing Your Career helps you say the right words at the right time in any situation. Author and ESL specialist Natalie Gast introduces you to scenarios, business slang, and other linguistic issues that typical language texts don't go into--for example, the nuances of dealing with conflict, your attitude at work, the written word, and job-seeking skills for a newcomer to the language. Developed for career track professionals in the global workplace who lead meetings, conduct performance evaluations, write management reports, and much more. Hundreds of helpful English phrases for everyday communication.
Perfect Phrases for ESL by
Call Number: 428.34 GAS
Publication Date: 2010-02-10
Now you'll know what to say atthe right time in any situation ESL specialist Natalie Gast knows from her experiencethat the workplace presents some unique situations. Inthis book she presents scenarios, business slang, andother linguistic issues that typical language texts don'tgo into--for example, how to break the ice with smalltalk or ask for clarification. These hundreds of phrases will help younot only survive but thrive in your chosen field.