It is our sincere desire to welcome all of our ESL students to our library media center. We are here to support student learning through various languages and have available many resources to meet your special needs.
KEY RESEARCH LINKS
Sites that provide information and pictures of various countries around the world
Discovery Education YouTube Channel
At Discovery Education, we know how important it is to keep all students and teachers connected to curiosity. That’s why we offer a range of resources and experiences that provide endless opportunities to investigate real-world problems, uncover understanding, inspire innovation and pursue unlimited possibilities. Because when we’re curious, amazing things happen.
The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
CountryReports delivers unique content on Culture, Countries and Travel from around the world. Students, tourists, libraries, business and researchers appreciate our ability deliver hard to find, fun and current information. Get started, pick a country!
World Cultures Encyclopedia
The world is a busy place with changing politics and constantly updated events taking place. But we make it easy to see all the important information for each country at a glance, as well as flag information and an atlas overview for whatever area you are most curious about.
This collection contains electronic versions of eighty books originally sponsored by the U.S. Army and written by researchers affiliated with the Library’s Federal Research Division. Intended for a general audience, the studies provide descriptions and analyses of lesser-known countries or regions where U.S. military forces might be deployed.
Building Language Skills...
Independent Language Learning Sites to Practice English
If you want to learn foreign languages then this is the place for you. Linguanaut contains phrases, videos and the alphabets of more than 50 languages. Below you will find a list of the languages we offer. It contains articles and videos covering many aspects of everyday language use such as greetings, getting directions, and finding necessities.
According to an independent study conducted by the City University of New York and the University of South Carolina, an average of 34 hours of Duolingo are equivalent to a full university semester of language education.
Select the icon for PowerSpeak a full online language learning program from the right hand side of the TEL homepage.
Choose a language and learn from courses and phrases, audio and video, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests from this website.
We believe that language is not just an academic subject but also a performing art – something that must be actively practiced in order to master. A learner can watch people speak a new language, memorize all of the grammar rules, and talk about the language ad nauseam. But to truly speak a language, a learner must actually try it out with a partner. Real conversational fluency takes good instruction, a dose of courage, and a lot of real-life practice.
Memrise helps you vividly assimilate new knowledge, promoting deep encoding and superior memory. We're obsessed with using brain science to help you learn faster. We've built Memrise to embody the very best knowledge about how your brain works, and so help you learn as quickly and effortlessl
The online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages.
Stay curious and connected When you can speak another language your world becomes bigger, richer and more inspiring. Learn with Babbel – it’s fun, easy and effective.
Learning Chocolate: Vocabulary Learning Platform
Duolingo: Learn a language for free. Forever.
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Teaching with Songs.
Voice of America: Learning English: We are American English
CULips: Learn to Speak English like a Native