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English as a Second Language (ESOL): Home

This guide is to assist international students who are studying English language at UC

Library Catalogue


Key Databases

News about ESOL in the Library

In addition to the readers in the Central Library, the Education Library holds a good collection of ESOL material. You can go to the Education Library and browse their collection or search the catalogue.  You can request items to be sent to another library for you to collect.

Useful books at UC Library

Internet resources

ESL News New Zealand
The latest in ESL news from New Zealand

Internet Grammar of English
Contains free English grammar practice exercises. Compiled by the University College, London. 

Churchill House School of English
A well designed site that provides English learning resources from beginning to advanced learners.
Includes some fun interactive quizzes.

Online English Grammar
Includes alphabetical links to English grammar topics

A site for teachers and learners of all languages.
Useful ESL sites can be found under the Teaching & Learning links.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
A comprehensive guide to English grammar and academic writing from Capital Community College, USA.

Another comprehensive grammar site with online tests.

List of Quizzes
From the Online TESL magazine.

Official web site of the Test of English as a Foreign Language.
Includes practice questions, sample topics and general information about the test.

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Official Website of Cambridge ESOL examination.

Education Liaison Librarians

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Kim Allan
Kia ora I am a subject librarian at UC Library. I can help you with any library, research and information needs you have while you are studying or researching at UC. I can meet you at Puaka James Hight or Kōtuku on the Dovedale campus: please specify when you make your appointment.
Level 5
Puaka James Hight
(03) 3693 918
Subjects:Arts, Education