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Featured from the ESOL collection
Electronic Books for COVID-19 closure
The PCC Library is closed so the books from the ESOL collections cannot be checked out. Many books can be read online so the reading can go on. Here are some places to find books to read:
A Guide to PCC Southeast Library
A guide to PCC SE Library
Written by ESOL level 8 students at Southeast campus. While this guide is specifically for the Southeast library, the general information applies to students at all the PCC library locations.
News & Newspapers
News For You
Paper newspaper at Southeast & Sylvania Library with current events and stories designed to be easy to read, yet interesting. Found in the Periodicals section at the Sylvania Library (2nd floor).
ESOL News Oregon
Oregon news for language learners hosted by PCC instructor Tim Krause
The Times in Plain English
Online site with articles about current events in plain English. Not affiliated with the national newspaper, The New York Times.
Dictionaries / Vocabulary
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
More than 600,000 words defined, including historical meanings, word origins, and pronunciations. Examples of past usage are shown through quotations from a rich variety of English language sources.