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TESOL: Locating TESOL Books

This guide will provide research support resources for TESOL students.

Beginning to Search for Books

Start searching the library's collections using the search box (our catalog) on the library home page http://library.pepperdine.edu.

Limiting your search eBooks

You can limit your search results to eBooks which can be read online.


Terms To Use for Locating Books

The terms below are used in library catalogs to describe books related to TESOL and ELL topics. 

  • English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.
  • Linguistic minorities -- Education -- United States.
  • English teachers -- Training of.
  • English language--Dictionaries 
  • English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers
  • English language--Grammar
  • English language--Ability testing
  • English language--Acquisition
  • English language--Composition
  • English language--Grammar--Study and teaching
  • English language--Idioms
  • English language--Spoken English
  • English language--Terms and phrases
  • English language--Textbooks for foreign speakers
  • English language--Usage
  • English language--Variation
  • English language--Written English
  • English language--Study and teaching--Chinese speakers (substitute the language desired: for example Spanish speakers, Asian speakers...)

When browsing the stacks in academic libraries, books on this subject can be found in PE1128.

Books for TESOL Studies Topics

Pepperdine has a large collection of eBooks that can viewed online as well as print books for checkout. Here are sample books on the topics related to TESOL studies.