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ESL Library Guide

This library guide contains useful library resources for ESL students, at Kent State University.

ESL Library Resources Guide

           

Welcome to the ESL Library Guide. On this webpage you will find library resources and other tools to help you succeed in your studies here at Kent State University.

Learn More:

 

 

ESL Center @ Kent State University

 

Office of Global Education

                        

Calendar information

Searching Databases & Google Scholar

This workshop covers how to search databases and Google scholar.  The workshop will explore how to choose appropriate databases for your research and how to search these databases. Students will learn how to develop effective search strategies, enabling them to find the most relevant, useful resources. It will be offered on the dates and times below during the Fall semester. Please register online at: http://training.kent.edu/courses.php

Monday October 2, 2017 - 9:15am-10:30am- RM 152 Main Library

Monday October 30, 2017- 5:15pm - 6:30pm- RM 152 Main Library

You may also access additional information on your own through the following links:

  • KSU's library tutorials

  • Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL):  Writing in North American Higher Education context: A primer for International students.

    • This website is an introduction to the basics of academic writing for non-native speakers of English, who are also new to American colleges and universities.

 

Avoiding Plagiarism & Citation Basics

The Avoiding plagiarism section will cover definitions of plagiarism, the University policy on Plagiarism, and will teach strategies on how to avoid plagiarism, while the Citation Basics part  will explore the different citation styles (mainly APA and MLA) and  will also teach how to write your reference list or Bibliography. You will be given an opportunity to attend other sessions or to get extra help as needed. Please register online at: http://training.kent.edu/courses.php. This workshop will be offered on the following dates during the fall semester:

Thursday September 21, 2017 - 2:15pm- 3:30pm- Main Library RM 152

Monday October 9, 2017- 2:15pm- 2:30pm- Main Library RM 152

Friday October 20, 2017- 10:50am- 12:05pm- Main Library RM 152

Useful additional information on plagiarism  and Citation Basics can be accessed through the following links:

http://libguides.library.kent.edu/plagiarism

http://libguides.library.kent.edu/citationtools

 

MLA & APA Workshops

Workshops that cover each of the citation styles in detail will be offered on the following dates:

MLA

Tuesday September 26- 2:15pm-3:30pm- Main Library Room 152

Thursday October 19 - 2:15pm-3:30pm- Main Library RM 152

APA

Friday, September 29- 2:15pm-3:30pm- Main Library RM 152

Thursday, October 26- 5:15pm-6:30pm- Main Library RM 152

Additional information on the citation styles can be obtained thru the following links:

http://libguides.library.kent.edu/tutorials

http://libguides.library.kent.edu/apa

 

Citation Management

Organize your research! Citation Managers (Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote ) can help you: Organize citations & pdfs · Create instant bibliographies · Create a personal database of sources you have found · Format papers with in-text citations and bibliographies · Share your database with others · and more…. This workshop will be offered on the following dates:

Thursday September 9, 2017, 10:50am- 12:05pm- Main Library RM 152

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:15-6:30pm- Main Library RM 152

Register online at:http://training.kent.edu/courses.php

 Fall Module 1: August 28- October 13, 2017

 Date  Activity
Tuesday August 22, 2017 Arrival Date                      
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 New Student ESL Orientation- Required
Saturday August 26, 2017 Arrival date- Returning ESL Students
Monday , August 28, 2017 Classes Begin
Saturday, October 7, 2017 TOEFL test
 Friday, October 13, 2017 Classes End
   

 Fall Module 2: October 23- December 8, 2017

Date Activity
Tuesday, October 17, 2017  Arrival Date
Thursday, October 19, 2017  New Student ESL Orientation- Required
Saturday, October 21, 2017 Arrival date- returning ESL students
Monday, October 23, 2017 Classes begin
Saturday, December 2, 2017 TOEFL test
Friday December 8, 2017 Classes End

 

Note: Source of information and details: See updated and detailed schedule on ESL Website

 

Related Events: INTERNATIONAL CONVERSATION HOUR

 

* NOTE: THE  INTERNATIONAL CONVERSATION HOUR  WILL NOT BE HELD  THIS SEMESTER. HELP WITH WRITING IS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE WRITING COMMONS IN THE LIBRARY, 4TH FLOOR.  Please consult the writing commons website for more information.

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This event takes place at the Writing Commons in the library on the 4th floor. The schedule for the Spring 2017 Semester) is as follows:

 

 

Mondays, 1:00-2:00 PM


Tuesdays, 1:00 –2:00 PM


 

 

No RSVP or Appointment necessary! Join us for casual group conversation to practice English Skills, meet friends and learn about other cultures.

For more information contact:

Phone Number: 330-672-1787

Email: writing@kent.edu

Location: Library 4th Floor

www.kent.edu/writingcommons

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This event took place on Thursday, January 26- 6pm-8pm        

Place: Library Fab Fourth- Main Library- 4th Floor     

 

FEBRUARY 7, 2017

FEBRUARY 9, 2017

 

 

FEBRUARY 10, 2017

  • International Women Group: Valentine's Day cookie decoration event.  The event will take place on February 10, 5:30 pm in room 307 of Student Center.  

 

FEBRUARY 17, 2017

  • Office of International Student Affairs and International Student Council invites you to attend the Saudi Cultural Night!  There will be free food and cultural presentation. 

 

This event took place  on Thursday, Jan 19th, 6-8pm at the Kent State University Library- First Floor- Quiet Study area

Office of Student Research

 

https://www.kent.edu/ugresearch/student-research-events

 

 

  • December 14. International Graduate Student Reception. Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The evening's guest speaker is former KSU international student Miao Liu, '03, M.SA '05. Plus, food, fun and surprises.

 

 

 

Check out various events scheduled campus wide in honor of International Education Week including:

Monday, November 14: Global Market Day. Kent Student Center Ballroom, 5 - 7pm.

November 14-18: 丰(豐)富 Fēngfù:  A Time of Abundance Selected Works -Quiet Study Lounge, University Library - Open during regular library hours.         

Tuesday, November 15: World Poetry Reading - Traveling Stanzas - College of Architecture & Environmental Design, Room 120- 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Wednesday, November 16: OGE Cultural Café- Peru and Ukraine, Kent Student Center, Room 306- 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

Thursday, November 17: International Cook-off Competition  2016- Six teams will prepare two recipes and compete for first place to win the International Cook Off. The teams are Bangladesh, Brazil, Nepal, India, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. The winner will be chosen by 3 judges and the Crowd Favorite will be chosen by the electronic votes cast via text by the audience, who will be sampling the dishes. -Kent Student Center Ballroom, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Learn more / see a full listing of events at:

https://www.kent.edu/globaleducation/iew2016

The library’s theme- Explore the world-  features a display in the lobby with flags and statistics on our international students; and a table where students can learn about the resources we have related to international travel such as e-books, pocket guides, as well as print books. They can also play the vexillology game, and view a demo of the Global Warrior Database which we currently have on trial offer, or try it out on your own at: http://www.globalroadwarrior.com/directclient_index2.asp?c=kentstateuniversity

 

International Cook-off Competition

 

 

Part of the Events featured during International Education Week- the International Cook off Competition features six teams from Bangladesh, Brazil, Nepal, India, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. The teams will prepare two recipes and compete for first place to win the International Cook Off. The winner will be chosen by 3 judges and the Crowd Favorite will be chosen by the electronic votes cast via text by the audience, who will be sampling the dishes. -Kent Student Center Ballroom, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Learn more: https://www.kent.edu/globaleducation/2016cookoff

October Cultural Café-  Colombia & Honduras

                                           

The Office of Global Education sponsors a series of Cultural Cafés that aim at educating faculty and staff about the home countries of our international students. During each Cultural Café, two international students from the featured countries give a short presentation about their home country.  Food from the two featured countries is also served. October’s cultural café features Colombia and Honduras. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 26 , 4pm – 5pm at the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony. Please see  link below for more info. No registration is required.

https://www.kent.edu/globaleducation/cultural-caf%C3%A9

 

International Students Career  Workshops and Networking Event

Date: Monday October 24, 2016

Time: 8am- 4:30pm

Location: Kent State Student Center

Career Services  partnered with Global Cleveland, LaunchNet, the Office of Global Education, the School of Digital Sciences and Kent State International Mentors to host a unique career focused event for international students at Kent State University. International students are encouraged to attend this workshop series and networking event to prepare for seeking full-time, part-time, internship/co-op, and on-campus student employment. 

International Student Workshops

International Students' Reception Dinner - Fall 2016

 

 

This event took place on Thursday September 15, 2016,  4:00pm - 6:00pm at the University Library Fab 4th fl.

International students and their families.socialized over dinner and had a chance to hear about library services and also hear from a panel of 4 senior and graduate international students about their experiences at Kent State.

 

International Students' Orientation- Fall 2016

 

Combined with the Graduate Student Orientation, the International Student Orientation Fall 2016 took place on Tuesday August 24 in the Ballroom, Kent Student Center. After the morning session and lunch break, the Resource Fair will follow between 12:00-2:00 PM on the second floor of Student Center (by the windows).

- Visit the University Libraries Table and see what library resources are available to you

- Sign up for workshops:

- Searching Databases and Google Scholar

-Plagiarism Workshop-

-Citation basics and Citation Management

International Student Reception- Spring 2016

This event took place at the University Library 4th Floor on Thursday, February 11th at 4:30pm- 6:30pm.

Join us at the Library and socialize over dinner with fellow international students and their families. Please register at: bit.ly/Feb11_2016_IntRec. (Earn 100 FLASHperk points!)

International Students' Orientation

The International Student Orientation Spring 2016 took place on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 in the Ballroom, Kent Student Center. After the morning session and lunch break, the Resource Fair will follow between 2:30-4:00 PM on the second floor of Student Center (by the windows).

- Visit the University Libraries Table and see what library resources are available to you

- Sign up for workshops:

-Plagiarism Workshop

-Introduction to Library Resources and Services

-Citation management Software and tools

The International Cook-off Competition is part of the events scheduled for the  International Education Week from Nov. 15-20.  The Cook-Off Competition took place on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The cook-off is hosted by the Office of Global Education along with Kent State’s Dining Services, and will feature food and drinks from around the world. This year’s event will be Kent State’s sixth annual International Cook-off. 

Date: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

International Cook-off Competition.

 

International Student Reception

This event took place on Thursday September 10, 2015 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the University library Fab 4th floor. Join us at the library and socialize over dinner with fellow international students and their families.

 

International Students' Orientation

This event took place  Monday August 24th, 2015. Please visit the library table and get more information on KSU libraries and the services we offer.

Time and Place--  KSU Ballroom- 2:30 PM-5:00PM

 

 

 

 

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