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These questions assume the librarian has had no training in ESL .

1.

Faculty instructor name _______________________

ESL course no. ______________________________

Reading level _______________________________

 

2.

Which ethnic cultures predominate in classroom? Nonverbal communication?

 

 

3.

What are your strategies for  ESL students? Can you help me understand your course objectives and curriculum? (Get syllabus)


 

4.

What are your students perception of the Library?
( look for positive? Negative?)

 

5.

What would be the best way to introduce your ESL students to the library?
How can I modify our library orientations so that newcomer ESL students can understand something about the library?

 

 

6.

If we create a library module for your students, what should we include?
How can I modify my in-library lessons so that newcomer ESL students can take part productively

 

7.

How can I modify my in-library lessons so that newcomer ESL students can take part productively?

 

8.

 

Librarian can share possible library exercises with ESL instructor. Brainstorm???

 

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COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

9.

Do you have a list of recommended books for low-level ESL students?

 

10.

Do we need bilingual dictionaries in our collection for the cultures on our campus? Can your students use the online dictionaries?


11.

What type of books would work best with your students?  Would they prefer low reading level picture books, low reading level chapter books, low reading level/high interest level non-fiction books?

 

12.

Do you have any ESL based catalogs or websites that might share with us to help us purchase the best types of books or book series for your students?

 

14.

Is there any specific DVD or videotape series that we may purchase that will help with your program?

 

15.

Would special signage or library diagrams better help your students in the library?

 

16.

Are there any library displays or projects we could collaborate on that will help highlight and celebrate the diversity of our student population?

 

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