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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

FALL 2020 WORKSHOPS

 

Because of COVID-19 related concerns, no in person workshops will be held at the library. Online workshops with an emphasis on technology, remote learning tools can be accessed at  

https://training.kent.edu/courses.php

 

SUMMER 2020 WORKSHOPS

 

Because of COVID-19 related concerns, no in person workshops will be held at the library. Online workshops with an emphasis on technology, remote learning tools can be accessed at  

https://training.kent.edu/courses.php

 

SPRING 2020 LIBRARY WORKSHOPS

Note:  ALL workshops are held on the First Floor in the Main Library RM 152

Register at: https://training.kent.edu/courses.php

Learn More: https://www.library.kent.edu/university-libraries-workshops

 

  • Introduction to APA Citation Style ( February 10, March 6 & March 31)
    This workshop will introduce participants to the general rules for citing materials and writing papers using APA style. Hands-on activities will provide practice in writing citations and formatting. Computers are provided, however, feel free to bring your laptop. 

 

  • Managing Your Research: Zotero, Mendeley, & EndNote (January 23 & February 18)
     Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote are tools used to gather, organize, and analyze information resources for your research. Create a database of articles/references, cite resources as you write, work with/annotate pdfs, collaborate with others, and more. This session introduces you to these three possibilities.

 

  • Finding Articles with Databases & Google Scholar (February 5 & March 16)
    Learn search techniques that will help you maximize your use of library research databases and search engines such as Google Scholar. These techniques will help you hone in to find the best information resources for your needs.

 

  • Copyright Basics (March 10)

Concepts important to higher education will be covered in this workshop, including Fair Use, the Public Domain, Creative Commons licensing, and Open Access. Common scenarios will be presented, along with choices for practical solutions. There will be some time for Q&A, so bring your questions.

 

  • How to do a Literature Review (January 28 & March 11)
    Literature reviews are completed for many purposes: papers, articles, grants, theses, dissertations, etc. This session will explain and show steps and resources for developing, managing, and completing a traditional literature review.

 

  • The OhioLINK ETD Center (February 13)
    This workshop will cover the procedural aspects of submission of theses and dissertations to the OhioLINK ETD Center. We will create a sample student account in the ETD and demonstrate options within the system. There will be some time for Q&A, so bring your questions.

 

  • Getting Started with Systematic Reviews (March 3 & April 9
    Systematic reviews (SR) gather, analyze, and synthesize prior research on topics. Different types of systematic review provide background for papers, articles, grants, theses, dissertations, etc. Systematic reviews may also stand on their own. This session introduces types of SR, sources, and steps.

 

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Fall 2020 Module 1 Dates: August 27 – October 19, 2020

Date

Activity

Details

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Arrival date

New ESL students MUST arrive/check in with Kent before this date. 

Monday, August 24, 2020

New student ESL orientation 

New students will receive a link for the online orientation 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Arrival date - returning ESL students

We strongly suggest that returning ESL students arrive in Kent before Tuesday, August 25. Returning ESL students must be in Kent before classes start.

Thursday August 27, 2020

Classes begin

Check your schedule on Flashline

Monday, October 19, 2020

 

Last Day of M1 Classes

 

Check /holds accounts before leaving and again before returning

Fall 2020 Module 2 Dates: October 20 – December 11, 2020

Date

Activity

Details

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Arrival date

New ESL students MUST arrive/check in with Kent before this date. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

New student ESL orientation 

New students will receive a link for the online orientation 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

 

Classes begin

 

Check your schedule on Flashline

 

Friday, December 11, 2020

 

Last Day of M2 Classes

 

Check /holds accounts before leaving and again before returning

 

Spring 2021 Module 1 Dates: January 19 – March 8, 2021

Date

Activity

Details

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Arrival date

New ESL students MUST arrive/check in with Kent before this date. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

New student ESL orientation 

New students will receive a link for the online orientation 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Classes begin

Check your schedule on Flashline

Tuesday, March 8, 2021

 

Last Day of M1 Classes

 

Check /holds accounts before leaving and again before returning

Spring 2021 Module 2 Dates: March 9 - May 5, 2021

Date

Activity

Details

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Arrival date

New ESL students MUST arrive/check in with Kent before this date. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

New student ESL orientation 

New students will receive a link for the online orientation 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

 

Classes begin

 

Check your schedule on Flashline

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2o21

 

Last Day of M2 Classes

 

Check /holds accounts before returning

 

Please see more details at the ESL center website here.

 

 FALL 2020

English Conversation Partner Program Goes Remote, Expands Opportunities

 

"Due to the pandemic, the English as a Second Language (ESL) Center at Kent State University recently moved its English Conversation Partner program online. Once an in-person activity only, the program’s transitioning to a remote environment has actually opened up new opportunities, such as involvement from alumni and additional unique groups and students being able to connect with their language partners regardless of their physical location." Read more about it here.

For more information about the program, email Elizabeth Howard, professor in English at :ehoward@kent.edu

 

SPRING 2020

 

 

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