Presentation on theme: "Ming Xu (Jenny) M.A. student of Brock University"— Presentation transcript:
1Ming Xu (Jenny) M.A. student of Brock University How an ESL student use a Canadian university library to improve English language skillsMing Xu (Jenny)M.A. student of Brock University
2Speaking and Listening Conversational question and exchange with librariansExample:How to use RACER(Rapid Access to Collection by Electronic Requesting) to make interlibrary loan request--personal experience on facing the difficulty in requesting journal through RACER
3Speaking and Listening Group study for presentation and seminarsExample:Making use of the study area for academic purposesExposure to the English-speaking environment for developing the sensibility to the target language
4Reading and Writing Developing self-directed reading habits Example: How to empower myself with more effective learning strategiesTo present my reading note aiming at accumulating useful phrases for course-related writingTo share my progress in grasping main ideas of reading materials
5Chinese University Libraries Main function—Circulation of books, there is no study area availableCatalogs of books—Humanities, Sciences and Foreign LanguagesSpecific reading area — the books and journals are not allowed to be taken out of the library
6Chinese University Libraries Faculty Library— Students have limited access to borrow books in the faculty library, but it is easier for them to find the references narrowed down in their major fieldContact with librarians — Due to the large number of students (around 20,000), we have few chances to consult the librarians. The monitor of each class will represent the class to register.