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English as a Second Language - ESL

Resources for ESL (English as a Second Language) students

The Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is a space for students that offers Library and Tutoring/Writing Services at all campus locations. 

On the Marple Campus the Learning Commons is located in Room 4500 of Founders Hall and has group study rooms that students can reserve.  It also has 100 computers and has printers, copiers and scanning.  The Learning Commons also offers these services:

Library Services

Information Desk:

  • Has staff who can direct you to other services in the Learning Commons.  Has librarians who support the learning and research needs of students by offering research help at the Information Desk, by phone, and via chat services.  Research help is available after hours - 24/7 - through online chat.  Librarians also teach research classes and offer online & in-person workshops.

Circulation Desk:

  • Place students can go to borrow books, magazines, and other materials with a valid student ID.    Materials on reserve and technology such as laptops may also be borrowed at the Circulation Desk. 

Tutoring Services

Professional, peer, and online tutors are available to support students in all subjects including writing services.  Sign up online for in-person tutoring help at all campuses using TutorTrac.  Tutoring is also available after hours - 24/7 - through SmartThinking.


Map of the Learning Commons
(with certain areas highlighted)