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English As A Second Language: Home
This guide is designed to help ESL students at YSU to find resources to help improve their English language skills.
The MaagNet catalog will help you find books at YSU. The OhioLINK catalog will help you find books from universities throughout Ohio that are not available at YSU. Finally, the research databases link will connect you to databases for finding articles at YSU.
This is the catalog of items available for borrowing from libraries around the state of Ohio. Allow 3-5 business days for delivery.
A combined catalog of over 7.8 million books and other library materials from many of Ohio’s universities, colleges, community colleges and the State Library of Ohio. OhioLINK’s design allows you to transfer a search from your local library catalog to the OhioLINK combined catalog with the touch of a button. The OhioLINK catalog provides immediate access to the library holdings of the whole system, including current availability status. Requested books and other materials are delivered to your library within a few days. Catalog entries for electronic books and journals link directly to those resources.
This database is an excellent resource for finding older articles on a wide range of subjects.
Here ae some helpful tools to help you. The first document shows you how to create the most effective search statement (or use of your search words) in a database. The second document is a guide to Maag Library. The third document explains how to find books at Maag Library using the letters and numers connected with each item.
America Writes is an anthology of eighteen American short stories by contemporary and classic authors, including Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Ray Bradbury, and Shirley Jackson. The stories have universal appeal that will touch students and make them think. Designed for high-intermediate to advanced students, the text provides entire lessons developed around each story. Pre-reading sections include comprehensive author biographies, discussions of literary terms, and reviews of idioms and expressions found in the stories. Accompanying grammar exercises help students overcome such trouble areas as prepositions, articles, and irregular verbs.
Authentic North American short stories enhance students' reading skills, language learning, and enjoyment of literature. The universal appeal of the stories in this book touches students and makes them think. Among the authors included are O. Henry, William Saroyan, Gwendolyn Brooks, Isaac Asimov, and Sandra Cisneros.
Consisting of 8 adaptations of famous stories by classic American writers, this book provides ESL students with exercises in reading skills, vocabulary, discussion, word forms, language activity, and writing. The book, which is both graded and progressive with the vocabulary, grammar, and internal structure of the stories increasing in difficulty from the first story to the last, is designed for use either in or out of class -- as a core reading text or simply for pleasure reading. For teachers and students of ESL.
The year was 1963, and Beatlemania was only just beginning. Soon the Beatles had fans all around the world. For the rest of the 1960s their music led the way and they changed modern music forever. This book tells the story of the greatest band in the world from the early days in Liverpool to the Beatles' music in the world today.