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International / ESL Students: Getting Started

Resources for Cincinnati State's international students and learners of the English language.


Welcome! This guide has links to resources for English Language Learners & International Students. Click on the tabs above to find information about:

  • Using the Library  Find books, graphic novels, videos, & articles from our databases!
  • Improving your English   Pronunciation resources, vocabulary & grammar, idioms & slang, learning activities, & dictionaries.
  • Preparing for Tests   Links & resources to help your scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) & to help you prepare for the U.S. Citizenship exam
  • Resources for ESL/ELL Teachers  Library books, journals, eBooks & web resources for teaching English Language Learners.
  • Getting Help from a Librarian  Whether you need help with your research or finding study resources, you can connect with a librarian for help via instant message, phone, or just stopping by.

Cincinnati State News & Events

ESL Program Chair Andrea Cheng would like to invite the CIncinnati State community to weekly conversation groups:

Spanish- MW 10:00-11:00 in ATLC 105

French- T 12:00-1:00 in ATLC 101

ESL W 12:00-1:00 Main 180


Journals Available in the Library Reading Area

You will find these magazines on a stand in the center lower area of the library (accessible by a ramp on one side and a set of stairs on the other).

Alma Magazine (spanish language)

France-Amerique (french language)


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