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International Students: Speaking & Grammar

Resource guide for international students.

Speaking, Pronuciation, & Grammar CDs & DVDs

Here are a few of the CDs and DVDs we have available in the Kirk Library:

Mango Languages at Timberland Library

The Timberland Regional Library System (27 public libraries) subscribes to Mango Languages, an online language learning system that teaches conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Mango includes English courses for speakers of Arabic, Mandarin, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and other languages. You will need a Timberland card to access Mango. From the Timberland homepage, click on the Research tab, then Reference Databases, and then Languages to get to Mango.

Grammar books

This is a sample of Kirk Library books that will help you with English grammar:

Speaking and Grammar Websites

English Club Pronunciation  Practice pronunciation, including word stress, sentence stress and homophones

English Pronunciation   Learn how to move your mouth to form sounds, hear the differences between similar sounds and practice speaking

Phonetics: The Sounds of Spoken Language  Offers a visual and audio guide of how to shape your mouth to produce the sounds of English

Daily ESL Conversation Starters  Read a short story and then practice speaking using discussion questions to get you started

Rachel's English  Video series emphasizing different pronunciation skills. For intermediate to advanced ESL students

Talk English  Improve your spoken English

Actvities for ESL Students Includes grammar quizzes

English Club Grammar  Explanations of English grammar rules, including lessons on verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections