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International / ESL Students: Getting Started

Resources for Cincinnati State's international students and learners of the English language.


Welcome! This guide has links to resources for English Language Learners & International Students. Click on the tabs above to find information about:

  • Using the Library  Find books, graphic novels, videos, & articles from our databases!
  • Improving your English   Pronunciation resources, vocabulary & grammar, idioms & slang, learning activities, & dictionaries.
  • Preparing for Tests   Links & resources to help your scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) & to help you prepare for the U.S. Citizenship exam
  • Resources for ESL/ELL Teachers  Library books, journals, eBooks & web resources for teaching English Language Learners.
  • Getting Help from a Librarian  Whether you need help with your research or finding study resources, you can connect with a librarian for help via instant message, phone, or just stopping by.

Cincinnati State News & Events

Language Learners on Campus

Free ESL Conversation Group

Date:  Wednesdays - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location:  Open Event: ATLC 101

Questions call Maggie Bullock Oliveira (513) 569-4848 or email


Free ESL class (Intermediate & Beginner Levels)

Date: Tuesday & Thursday - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Main Building Room 324 & 326

Questions call Maggie Bullock Oliveira (513) 569-4848 or email


The Spanish Language Table is an opportunity for anyone at Cincinnati State to spend an hour or so working on language skills with native speakers.

For more information please contact Rosa-Maria Moreno, Spanish Program Chair, at 1446.


French Journal Available in the Library Reading Area

You will find this magazine on a stand in the center lower area of the library (accessible by a ramp on one side and a set of stairs on the other).

France-Amerique (french language)


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