ERIC Number: ED408831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Library Research Skills to ESL Students.
Thompson, Susan N.
The materials included in this presentations consist of information about a program to teach library research skills to Japanese university students of English as a Second Language (ESL) studying in the United States and student worksheets for use in the program. The program, instituted at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute (Washington), is designed to assist English majors from Mukogawa University (Japan) in use of the Institute's specialized library collection. An introductory section describes the institution and collection, outlines the rationale for library research instruction, student needs, and lesson contents, and lists examples of student research projects undertaken at the Institute. The student materials include a library and research vocabulary list, worksheets for four lessons, a sample topic worksheet, and a brief list of additional resources. Lesson topics include: finding one's way around the library; using general reference books; the Dewey Decimal System; and the computer card catalog. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Students, Dewey Decimal Classification, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Higher Education, Information Sources, Library Catalogs, Library Collections, Library Instruction, Library Skills, Majors (Students), Research Skills, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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