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These databases are especially helpful for international students. Options are available in the Gale databases to translate and listen to articles in your native language, and Learning Express Library has many options for improving English language skills.
Gale Virtual Reference Library This link opens in a new windowThis database provides access to reference material like encyclopedias and almanacs on thousands of topics. You can change the toolbar langauges to display your native language. Listen to your article in over 19 languages, and download it in MP3 format. You can also save a PDF of the article in your native language to your eReader.
Points of View Reference Center This link opens in a new windowPro and Con on a variety of topics,some controversial.
Learning Express Library This link opens in a new window
Learning Express Library offers eBooks, courses and tests on writing, grammar, vocabulary, reading, test taking, and TOEFL skills. It also offers practice tests and courses for GMAT, GRE and LSAT graduate school tests.
Opposing Viewpoints (in Context) This link opens in a new window
Find information related to social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games. Presents pros & cons on many issues across science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes.
New at the Library
GoinGlobal This link opens in a new window
Internships/Job Postings/County Guides/Career Resources/Study Abroad
These titles contain 3 audio CDs, 1 student book with CD and 1 teacher's manual with CD. This series is designed to build and develop oral communication skills and boost confidence in using spoken English.
Resources on Campus
College of Arts and Sciences ESL Program
The purpose of the ESL program is to help students acquire the language skills necessary to do well at Lawrence Tech. Depending on the student's needs, the program may consist of full-time or part-time classroom instruction with intensive training in Grammar, Reading, Listening, Conversation, Writing, and Technical preparation. Qualified students may take ESL concurrently with selected technical courses in the actual academic program for which the student has been conditionally accepted.
ESL Conversation at the Academic Achievement Center (AAC)
Tutoring in person and online, is available for key courses in architecture and design, chemistry, computer science, engineering, ESL conversation, mathematics, physics, and writing. Tutors include LTU faculty members and exemplary students who are available during day and evening hours. The master tutor schedule is available online and in the AAC.
Links to information on campus happenings, resources, immigration and insurance.