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INTRODUCTION: Teaching library skills to ESL students is a challenge because our ESL students have little library research experience which requires autonomous, self-directed style of learning. Some students have little exposure to library sources that are at the college-level reading level. Listed below are three projects that have been funded by the Basic Skills committee at Cuyamaca College.

 

 BASIC SKILLS INITIATIVE PROJECTS   PROCEDURE AND FINDINGS 
Library project #1:

Building an ESL Library Collection

Spring 2009
 
 
 


ABSTRACT:
To draw ESL students into a pattern of regular library use, the library established a collection of reading materials This is a joint effort between the ESL faculty and the Library faculty , who together developed a core reading collection of novels for ESL 98, 102, 105 students.

Library project #2:

Teaching Library Skills to the ESL student, part 1.

Fall 2009 - Spring 2010


ABSTRACT:
 Embedding a library instruction module
into ESL 103, 104, 106 and Eng 110 students. The collaborative efforts between the ESL faculty and the Library faculty resulted in better library instruction modules.

The Library project #3:

Teaching Library Skills to the ESL student, part 2

Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

ABSTRACT: Embedding a library skills module into ESL 106 and Eng 110 and using library assistants.