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ESL and Language Support: Home

Popular Reserved Books in Lending Services (Circulation)

CAEL Practice Books The CAEL Assessment: Test Takers' Preparation Guide. Call Number: PE 1128 F747 2015 v. 1, v. 2, & v. 3

IELTS Practice Books IELTS Exam Essentials Practice Tests. 1 & 2. Call Number: PE 1128 H37 2015 DVD-ROM

                                      The Complete Guide to IELTS. Student's book: Band 5.5-7+. Call Number: PE 1128 R644 2016 DVD-ROM

                                      Essential Words for the IELTS. Call Number: PE 1128 L6437 2014

Academic Writing They Say / I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing, with ReadingsCall Number: PE 1431 G73 2015 

                                   The Practical Guide to Writing: With Readings and Handbook. Call Number: PE 1408 P73 2007 

                               Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers. Call Number: PE 1408 T696 2006                                  

English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language programs in Spencer Hall at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), located on scenic Long Pond. It provides diverse ESL programs for international students.

English as a Second Language programs collect numerous resources for language learning from social media that will boost English comprehensive skills.

Internationalization Office

The Internationalization Office at MUN is located in the Education Building in Room ED4007, providing assistance to exchange students, visiting students, international students at MUN.

You can seek detailed information for living and studying, such as Before You Arrive, After You Arrive, Housing, Online Rooms, and International Student Handbook

Digital Language Centre at MUN

The Digital Learning Centre (DLC) at MUN, located in the Science Building (SN 4027), offers academic support to second language learners, including ESL students. It facilitates conversation classes to support students with their speaking and comprehension skills as well.

DLC provides campus employment opportunities for bilingual or multilingual students. The DLC director, Karin Thomeier, can be reached at: karint @

MUN Admissions

Check information to become an undergraduate student 

Check information to become a graduate student

Join international student groups

Please check out the Office of the Registrar page to get more information

MUN Programs and Services

Intensive English Program helps international students enhance their English skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

Intensive Bridge Program offers an opportunity for international students to develop their academic skills in English-medium universities in Canada.   

Custom Language Program allows international students to work with other organizations, such as  private business, governmental organizations, and other universities. 

Communication and Culture Program provides 4-week language and culture learning sections for international students.

Conversation Partner Program provides one-on-one services for international students with Canadian fluent English speakers that practice speaking and listening skills regularly.

Career Preparation Programs help international students (both undergraduate and graduate students) develop their interactive professional skills, get job searching knowledge, and prepare future career.  

Culture-to-Community Program is a great way for international students to become more involved with the community. The program connects international students with provincial students from kindergarten to grade 12 in an effort to increase knowledge, understanding, and respect of cultural differences. 

Family Program, which provides assistance to international students arriving at Memorial with their families. Areas of assistance include: family health care, schools for children, family tax benefits, ESL opportunities for spouses, and parenting resources. 

Special Novel Books in 3rd floor at QEII Library

Borrow and return a novel book without checking out

Sample Dictionaries in 2nd floor at QEII Library

Essential ESL Dictionary: For Learners of English                                                                           Call Number: PE 1628 M315 2015

The Concise Oxford Dictionary                                                                                                         Call Number: PE 1628 F6 2001 

Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary                                                                  Call Number: PL 1455 N58 2004

Vaccari's Standard English-Japanese Dictionary                                                                             Call Number: PL 679 V33 1967

French-English English-French Dictionary                                                                                        Call Number: PC 2640 D53 2012

A Supplementary Russian English Dictionary                                                                                   Call Number: PG 2640 M34 2007

The New Cassell's German Dictionary                                                                                              Call Number: PF 3640 B4 1971       

Useful Databases at MUN

Academic Search Complete is a useful multi-disciplinary database for students in English programs. 

MLA International Bibliography is a international humanities database that covers current literatures worldwide.   

Literature Online offers full-text diverse-type resources for literary studies, accessing to international criticism.   

ProQuest Central is a powerful international database that covers 175 subject areas with thousands journals. 

Factiva collects influential local, national, and international newspapers from more than 200 countries in 26 languages. 

Subject Databases focus on specific subjects. "Try These First" lists high quality subject databases. 

Sources for Career preparation

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Guide provides detailed resume and cover letter instructions with classic samples of various sections and formats.

Action Verbs are professional descriptions of experience duties in resume. 

Handout on Resumes and Cover Letters points out additional information and tips for resumes and cover letters.