Books that teach English skills related to workplace communication
Novels and non-fiction in Chinese, Russian, and Spanish
Books on how to teach grammar, pronunciation, literacy, etc.
Computer programs for learning English
Tapes/CDs for learning Spanish
Easy reading books with read-along tapes and CDs
DVDs for learning English at home
Test prep books for TOEFL, GED, and the US citizenship test
Books that a parent can read with a preschooler and explore English together
Look on the ESL website
Ask a reference librarian
Read the Jones Library annual report
Look at the pins on the map on the ESL bulletin board
Go "shopping" in Lynne's discarded book collection
Order a copy of a book he/she likes directly from the publisher
Take worksheet pages from the cardboard boxes below the ESL book shelves
One room with a computer in it
Two rooms with computers in each
Three rooms, with a computer in one of them
Three rooms, with computers in two of them
Anyone with a library card can check them out.
Only registered ESL Center students and tutors can check them out.
They are a reference-only collection--they cannot be checked out.
All books can be checked out, but DVDs and CDs must stay in the library.
Anyone with a library card can check them out, but they must be returned within 5 days.
Students must have their tutor with them when they use the computer
Students can use the computer independently
Unless you will be using the computer, you should not be using the computer room for tutoring
To get into the computer room, you need to pick up a key from the circulation desk
The computer has ESL study software on it, and has internet access
It has a window!
It is never locked.
There's a schedule on the door so you can sign up for a weekly time slot.
You have to pick up a key from the circulation desk to use that room.
Check out ESL DVDs and watch them at home
Use the software on the ESL computer
Use on-line learning websites from the list on the ESL Center's web page (either on a home computer or at the library)
Listen to the radio or watch TV at home
Preview the various options for software/websites and see which seems like a good fit for your student (or ask Lynne for recommendations)
Experiment with the program to make sure you know how it works and determine what your student will need to know in order to use it independently
Show your student how to use the program and make sure he/she knows how it works (and likes using it!)
Check with the student frequently to see how he/she is doing with the program, and provide reinforcement during your tutoring sessions