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Welcome to the ESL Libguide at Pierce College Library! In this guide you will find resources that will assist you will your ESL course work and help you to practice and improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills. 



Learning a new language is challenging, but it is also fun. The Pierce College library is here to help you with your journey through your ESL classes at Pierce College. Here you will find books to help you practice your English as well as databases to guide you on your research. 

Please contact the library if you have questions or need assistance. We're here to help!



ESL at Pierce College

Pierce College offers several classes for ESL students. Please visit the English department's website for further information.

ESL Classes
ESL 3A Emphasizes low-intermediate vocabulary, grammar, and the writing of basic compositions and paragraphs based on critical reading and personal experience.
ESL 4A Practices mid-intermediate vocabulary and grammar and write compositions and paragraphs based on readings and personal experience.
ESL 5A Stresses high-intermediate composition and paragraph writing, along with critical reading skills based on assigned readings, interpretation/analysis, and personal experience.
ESL 6A Continues low-advanced work in writing compositions, studying grammar, and reading critically based on advanced ESL texts, critical thinking, interpretation/analysis, and personal experience.  
ESL 8 Examines and prepares students for English 101 through high-advanced analysis of American and cross-cultural topics.
ESL Electives

ESL 3B and 4B support building reading and vocabulary skills. ESL 3C and 4C grow listening and speaking skills.