ESL Books & DVDs

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ESL Print Collections

Our library has an excellent collection of ESL books and DVDs that can help you improve your English. To make it easier for you to find what you need, our on-shelf materials are divided into 10 categories.

Our ESL print materials are divided into 3 levels. Each items is colour coded with a circle sticker.


Listening & Speaking


Improve your reading comprehension and word power.

True Stories Series
Select Readings Series
World Class Readings
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Guide you from writing good sentences to paragraphs to essays.

Writing for the Real World
Writing to Communicate
Writers at Work series
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Integrate all language skills to help you build language competency.

Side by Side series
Ventures series
Interchange series
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Consolidate your grammatical knowledge to increase your accuracy.

Grammar Connections series
Fundamentals of English Grammar
Nitty-gritty Grammar
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Help you understand idioms, phrasal verbs and collocations used by native speakers.

Essential Idioms in English
Really Learn 100 Phrasal Verbs
The Slangman Guide to Street Speak
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Help you with pronunciation, stress, rhythm and intonation.

Tree or Three (with CD)
Ship or Sheep (with CD)
English Pronunciation in Use series
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RPL offers a large range of titles, fiction or non-fiction, from simplified versions of the classics to biographies and movie tie-ins.

Penguin Readers
Macmillan Readers
Oxford Bookworms Readers
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Additional Library Resources

Complete ESL Collection

Use our online catalogue to browse our complete ESL Collection.
GO Other Resources for Newcomers

Learning Express

Comprehensive database of practice tests and tutorial courses. (TOEFL, Citizenship etc.)
GO Online Research

Learn English on the Web

Canadian - CanSpeak

Check your grasp of Canadian idioms.

Dave's ESL Cafe

ESL learning activities and links.

Interesting Things for ESL Students

Puzzles, games and quizzes for learning English.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Listen to an audio clip of a conversation and then answer multiple-choice questions to test your comprehension.

English Gateway

ESL worksheets and vocabulary lessons for intermediate and advanced levels. Exercises on idioms, phrasal verbs and collocations.

Self-Study English Vocabulary Quizzes - The Internet TESL Journal

Online grammar and vocabulary quizzes, croswword puzzles, and other ESL activities.

Kwantlen University College Library - Resources for English as an Additional Language

Include web resources, writing guides, quizzes and tests.

Take an English Course

ELSA: English Language Services for Adults

Offers free basic and intermediate level English training for newcomers. Read more about the program in your language.


Information about the Test of English as a Foreign Language for test takers, ESL instructors, and academic institutions. See also previous test questions.

ESL Classes at Vancouver Community College

Part-time and full-time courses are offered at the Broadway and Downtown campuses, from literacy to advanced levels. General courses focus on the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Intensive classes focus on one or two skills or pronunciation. Click here for more info.