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English for Speakers of Other Languages (Including American Sign Language): KEY RESOURCES

Search Strategies

ESOL Students and Faculty,

This library guide is designed in collaboration with ACC ESOL faculty. Content is divided in 4 levels that follow ESOL classes taught at the Austin Community College. 

We have incorporated books from different publishers that mark reading levels on their books differently. This library guide will help you determine what books fall under the reading level class you are teaching/taking. 


You can also browse our catalog and search only for ESOL books by selecting the ESOL option in the top left corner:

Academic Honesty Tutorial

Evaluating Information Tutorial

For more about evaluating your sources and the CRAAP criteria, see the Evaluating Information tutorial.

Evaluating Information Tutorial Image, see link below

Identifying Keywords Tutorial

Find out more about selecting keyword in the Identifying Keywords Tutorial.

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Seearch the Library

In addition to ESOL level books, here are suggestions on searching for other ESOL materials: 

ESOL print books

ESOL electronic books (ebooks)


ESOL streaming video

Picking Your Topic IS Research


There are at least four stages leading to language literacy. The  University of South Florida's provides
more detail about second language acquisition ESOL Levels.

  • 1st Stage: Preproduction
  • 2nd Stage: Early Production
  • 3rd Stage: Speech Emergence
  • 4th Stage: Intermediate Fluency

The Refugee Development Center (RDC) in Lansing, Michigan,offers English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes and after school tutoring programs for new refugees to the United States.

Below are select resources from RDC's recommended list for Online ESL and Tutoring. For full list click here



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