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ESL (English as a Second Language): Getting Started

A guide to resources and research on the learning and teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL).

Practice Your English

If you are looking for classes, workshops, or conversation groups to help you practice your English listening and speaking skills, here are some options (outside of Northeastern University) that could help.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The TOEFL test, a test of one's English language skills, is recognized by more than 7,500 colleges, universities, and agencies in more than 130 countries. It is often required for international students wishing to study at universities or colleges in the United States or other countries.

The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level, and it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

Welcome!

Here you will find a collection of resources related to (ESL) English as a Second Language, both learning and teaching. 

You may also want to check the website for Northeastern's English Language Preparatory Programs, which contains other helpful information related to the study of the English language at Northeastern. Another service that may be helpful is Northeastern's Writing Center, where you can get assistance in writing and editing your papers.

If you are a student of English as a second language but are doing research in another subject area, such as business or health care, for example, I recommend you check the NU Libraries' guide for that subject, by clicking the Subject Guides link at the top left of this page.

Search for a Book

Scholar OneSearch

Search for books, videos, and journals in the library catalog section of Scholar OneSearch.

 

Best Bets: Research Databases

Here are some of your best options for finding articles related to ESL (English as a Second Language).

Additional Databases in Related Areas That May Help

Here are some databases from other disciplines or subject areas that may have some connections to ESL (English as a Second Language).

Your Librarian

Regina Pagani
Contact:
270 Snell Library
(617) 373-3197