EAL (English as an Additional Language) Resources: Books & eBooks

Searching for books and e-books

Go to the Library search box on the library home page.

Select the "Books & eBooks" button.

Enter the title or keywords.

You can further refine your results by publication date or library branch.

You can also search for books in the Library catalogue.

ESL Readers have different levels!

When looking for different Readers, make sure you find the right level, as English Readers are graded from Beginner to Advanced. Choose the topic of interest by browsing the library catalogue. English Readers available at VU campus libraries are easy to find on library shelves – they all have number 428.6. 

ESL Reads
ESL Reads are engaging and relevant stories for young adults learning English. They are written for English as an Additional Language or dialect (EAL/D) students with low literacy. 

Stories acknowledge the challenges of migration in everyday life, health, social/emotional and cultural situations in education and work.

Levels 1-4 for each story in the series. 28 titles in total.
PageTurners are short, easy-to-read stories for adults learning to read. Published by Prace Inc., the books are designed by experienced teachers to suit the needs of adults learning to read. Aimed to show beginners that reading can also be fun, the books are sometimes funny, sometimes irreverent, and always on topics of interest to adults.

Suitable for ESL or literacy students. 65 titles available in this series. Levels 1-4 covered in 9 series.

HAVE A LOOK AT THE PRACE READERS  (Australian content)

Browse through English Readers available in VU collection using the Library catalogue.

Levels of ESL Readers St. Albans

There are different levels of ESL Readers. Go to the shelves at the St Albans Campus Library with call number 428.6 (English Readers), and refer to coloured dots on readers.

Elementary dot is Orange, Pre-Intermediate is yellow, Intermediate is Green, Upper Intermediate is Blue, Advanced is Black.

Choose Readers that are not too easy ( you recognise meanings of all the words when you look through book's pages), and not too challenging (when you would need a dictionary often, slowing you down enjoying the book's plot).