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ESL - English as a Second Language

Use this guide to find useful resources for English language learning.

ESL Readers

ESL Readers in the Bailey Library can be found in green boxes organized by level at the end of the Reference section. Your ESL instructor will tell you which reading level is right for you. 

ESL Reading Levels:

  • PINK: LEVEL X
  • RED: LEVEL A
  • ORANGE: LEVEL B
  • YELLOW: LEVEL C
  • LIGHT GREEN: LEVEL D
  • DARK GREEN: LEVEL E
  • BLUE: LEVEL F
  • PURPLE: LEVEL G

Looking for ESL Readers online?  

  • Access ebooks online using the links below and login with your WCC Net ID and Password.

  • Click on the green "ESL Test Prep" tab for additional websites that provide reading practice.

Find books in print and online through your local public library with a public library card. 

Listen and Read ESL Readers

Looking for Readers that come with an audio CD so that you can listen and read?

To limit your list of Readers with CD's by level, follow these steps:

1. Click on the ESL Readers with CD's link to open the full list in the catalog. 

2. Click on the "Limit Search" button in the green menu bar. 

Screen Shot of "Limit By" button on catalog search results page

 

3. Add your level to the the "word or phrase" search box that will appear and click "search."

 

Screen Shot of advanced catalog search with level C in the word or phrase box.

Reading Level X - Pink

Reading Level A - Red

Reading Level B - Orange

Reading Level C - Yellow

Reading Level E - Dark Green

Reading Level F - Blue

Reading Level G - Purple