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English as a Second Language (ESL) / English for Non-native Speakers

Use this guide to find and evaluate information and resources related to learning English as a Second Language (ESL) or English for non-native speakers. It also includes resources for teachers of ESL.

About Videos

Videos can be a rich source of information for research, adding visual, sound, and movement to illustrate concepts beyond what can be described in words. Feature films and documentaries on DVD are available in each campus library, and are listed in the library catalog along with the books. Streaming video can be accessed through the library databases. These range from short educational and historical film clips to full-length movies and documentaries. 

Searching for Videos

You can use the video search below (and on our home page) to find films and videos in different formats. DVDs are available for checkout and can be requested to be sent from one campus to another. Many films are available to stream. 

Search our Films on Demand video collection.



or go to the Streaming Media Guide for more collections and information.

YouTube Videos and YouTube Learning Channels

You may be able to find many useful videos about learning English (ESL ) for non-native speakers. For example, try searching with a keyword phrase such non-native speakers English or "ESL teachers

NOTE: YouTube perfectly exemplifies both a major strength and weakness of the Internet:  anyone can post videos.  This is a strength, because many videos with accurate, high quality information have been posted.  This is a weakness, because many videos with inaccurate or misleading information have been posted as well.  The existence of quality videos on YouTube makes it worth searching.  However, before citing a YouTube video in a paper or incorporating it into a presentation, it is highly advisable to check with your instructor concerning the acceptability of the video for the assignment.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000