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English Language Learners

Are you just starting to learn English? Are you looking for ways to improve your language skills? Browse through this guide and you'll find lots of tools and resources to help you.

About this Guide

Welcome to the M. Louis Salmon Library Resource Guide for English Language Learners!





Are you just starting to learn English?  Are you looking for ways to improve your language skills?  Browse through this guide and you'll find lots of tools and resources to help you. Use the tabs across the top of the page to navigate through the different sections. 


The guide focuses on reading, writing, listening comprehension, pronunciation, and grammar skills, but there are also other library resources you might like to try.  If you don't find what you're looking for, please ask us. 

Learning to speak, read, write, and listen to another language is not an easy task.  It takes a lot of work, time, practice, and dedication.   Salmon Library is here to help you succeed!

Overview: Where to look for English Language Resources

  • BOOKS:  Our book collection includes English and foreign-language dictionaries, thesauruses, grammar books, vocabulary builders, as well as general interest books on a wide range of topics.
  • ARTICLES:  You'll find a variety of print magazines, journals and newspapers at the Salmon Library. Many thousands more are available through the library's databases.
  • WEB SITES:  The Web has some excellent ELL/ESL sites.  These can help you with every aspect of English language learning, from listening comprehension to pronunciation. 
  • Other WEB RESOURCES:  Blogs, podcasts, and RSS feeds offer still more ways for you to practice your listening, speaking and comprehension skills.  

Library Vocabulary

Confused by some of the words you hear in the library?  Click here for a list of common library vocabulary words.

Word of the Day

Expand your vocabulary one day at a time with Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day. 

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Merriam-Webster on your Mobile Device

If you have an iPod, iPhone, or Android device, click the link below to get a free Merriam-Webster dictionary App.