Course Specific Research Support for ESOL 40 and 40N: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements, for developmentally-appropriate and discipline-specific research skills, to matching library instruction and information literacy support outcomes

Level 4 Reading course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Content:

  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Begin to use a monolingual, adult ESL dictionary of American English and other references.
  • Use the Internet to gather information

Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  • Understand that key words can be used to identify the topics within books as well as other information sources
  • Recognize the various noise zones within a library

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ESOL 40

  1. Locate the library as physical place, with online service and with staff available for assistance
  2. Understand that there are various types of material collections within the library
  3. Learn the types of equipment available for use or for checkout from the library

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Listen and ask relevant questions during walking tour of library
  2. Locate and select book(s) to check out and take home from the ESOL collection


Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage

ESOL 40 
ESOL 150     

Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.

ESOL 254
ESOL 260


Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.

ESOL 252
ESOL 262
ESOL 264
ESOL 265

Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.




Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

Inquiry and Exploration for

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.


Librarian Liaison to the ESOL SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Roberta Richards,  Librarian at the Southeast campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger