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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.

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Language Learning Opportunities

Language Learners on Campus
Summer: May 13-August 14

Free ESL Conversation Group
Wednesdays: 1:00-2:00 pm in ATLC 101.

Free ESL class (Intermediate & Beginner Levels)
Mondays & Wednesdays: 6:00-7:30 PM in Main Building, Rooms 268 & 270.

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

Spanish Language Table
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.



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