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A few suggested titles

The following titles are available at the MCC Library. Click on each title for more information.

Search also for catalog items by searching ESL. ALSO try this search in our catalog:  search for the phrase "BILINGUAL BOOKS"--and be sure to use the quotation marks. For books on bilingualism, search by that term.

Library Catalog

Use the MCC Library Catalog to find out what the Library has on your topic. Enter your search below to get started!

Finding Books

Books are a good place to start your research. You will find sources in the print reference collection, stacks, e-books and electronic databases.

Suggested books include:
  • Foreign Language Dictionaries: Greek, Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Cuban, Portuguese
    • PA - PC Stacks
  • Foreign Language Dictionaries: German, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Turkish, Japanese
    •  PF - PL Stacks
  • English & American Dictionaries and Thesauri
    • REF PE  and  Stacks
  • Visual Dictionaries
    • REF P361  and Stacks PC PF PL
  • American Heritage Dictionary for Learners of English
    • REF PE1628.A6229 
  • American Idioms Handbook 
    • PE2839 .B74 2003  Stacks

Reading improvement books in the MCC Library:

  • Challenger Adult Reading Series (reading lessons)
    • LC5225
  • Jamestown Education Series (series of stories at increasing levels of reading difficulty)
    • PE1126
  • Pre-GED Study Guides
    • LB3060.33
  • Various books and media on learning English
    • PE1128

All EBSCO Databases (Spanish)

All EBSCO Databases

Books and media (There are more! Just ask for help if needed.)

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