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English-Language Development Resources

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The Teacher Curriculum Center (TCC) has a variety of resources that can be useful in ESL, second language acquisition, or bilingual educational settings. The following will help you to identify and locate the most appropriate materials for your needs.  Both print and media resources are indexed by author, title, and subject in the Oviatt Library online catalog.  Remember that many general materials, particularly media materials, may work well with limited English populations.

The PDF resources on this page require the Adobe Reader.

Selected Subject Terms

Search OneSearch for such terms as:

Search under these subject terms:

  • English language
  • Spanish language
  • Language arts
  • Reading

Narrow your search using these subdivisions (e.g. English Language - Foreign Speakers)

  • Foreign speakers
  • Textbooks for foreign speakers
  • Sound recordings for Spanish speakers
  • Science - Bilingual edition - Spanish language
  • Second language acquisition
  • Education, Bilingual
  • Readers
  • Cultural education
  • Multicultural education
  • Vocabulary
  • Terms and phrases
  • Language experience approach
  • High interest - low vocabulary books
  • Literacy
  • Language acquisition
  • Whole word approach

Curriculum Guides/Lesson Plans

Use the Study and teaching - TCC subdivision after any subject to find curriculum guides and lesson plans in the Oviatt Library Catalog. Examples:

  • English language - Foreign speakers - Study and teaching

Curriculum guides/lesson plans may also be found in the ERIC documents collection. Ask the Reference Librarian for assistance in locating these guides.

Internet Sources

Created by Dr. Karin Duran
Questions or Comments: mara.houdyshell@csun.edu