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Resources for English Language Learners: Language resources

Resources for UD students wishing to improve their English abilities

English lessons

The links below offer a wide variety of courses on the English language.  The lessons cover a range of skill levels and help you practice grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more. 

Grammar Resources

Want more help with grammar?  Explore the links below for help with specific grammar topics.

Vocabulary Resources

Academic Success Center

About the ASC

Peer and professional staff in the Academic Success Center (ASC), located on the 2nd floor of the library, are available to assist students in becoming self-determined, motivated, and independent learners.

Subject tutoring is available for most subjects but particularly for business, economics, science, mathematics, aviation regulations, and technology.

Writing Center

The Writing Center can help students at any point in the writing process. Consultants work with students one-on-one or in small groups in order to provide them with the tools, techniques, and confidence required to develop into successful writers.  Writing tutors will not, however, merely proofread papers. 

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment for subject tutoring or for a writing consultation, please use the online form. A simple registration is required. If you have any questions, please call the ASC at (563) 589-3262.

For Additional Practice

Skills Tutor is an online self-paced tutorial program available to any UD student. This program helps teach students specific skills related to: grammar, sentance structure, thesis statemants, paragraph composition, and many more. It is an online program and is accessible anywhere with an internet connection. Note that a username and password are required. To receive this and for more information, contact Pam Fields in Myers Library 205 or by email at pfields@dbq.edu or by phone at (563) 589-3218.‚Äč

Library Terminology and Tools

Ask a Librarian

Librarians can help with any stage of the research process, from brainstorming a topic, to searching for and evaluating credible sources. 

You can make an appointment with a specific staff member, or just stop by the Reference Desk.  The Reference Desk is located on the first floor near the printer area, and staffed from 8AM-8PM Monday, 8AM-10PM Tuesday-Thursday, and 8AM-12PM on Friday. It is also staffed from 6PM-10PM on Sunday.


Student Groups

African Student Association: Promotes understanding and social exchange about African diaspora in the USA. Contact: Naomi Kipulu

Asian Student Union: Promotes the awareness, understanding and knowledge of Asia both within and beyond the University community. Contact: Christopher Doll

Saudi Students Organization (SSOUD): Celebrates Saudi national and cultural events and holidays with UD community and assists new and current Saudi students. Contact: SSOUD

International Coffee Hour Every Friday, 3-5PM Student Engagement Lounge 3rd floor, Heritage Center  For more information, contact Phyllis Garfield or James Sizer.

Entertainment

A fun way to practice & enhance your language skills is to read or watch films in your new language. You can check out magazines, books, movies, and board games for free at the Charles C. Myers Library. Stop by the reference desk and chat with a library staff member for a recommendation, or search for a specific title using the Library Catalog.

Movies and TV
Located on the third floor by the windows.  Find feature films, full seasons of TV shows, and documentaries.

Board Games
Located on the third floor by the windows, also often on display near the printers on the first floor.

Magazines
Located on the first floor near the computer area.  Lift up slanted shelves for older issues.

Fiction
Bestselling novels, stories, and poetry.  Located on the first floor across from the bathrooms

Young Adult Books and Graphic Novels
Located in opposite corners on the first floor

Curriculum Library
Children's picture books, easy readers, and chapter books.  Located on the second floor