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This guide provides an overview of TESOL resources located through the Leonard Lief Library at Lehman College.


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Overview & Background Information

Encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks are excellent sources to get an introduction or overview on a topic, and to find search terms.

Handbooks on Bilingual Education

Located on the 3rd Floor of Leonard Lief Library

Encyclopedia of bilingual education / edited by Josue Gonzalez. Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2008. Lehman College Education Reference LC3707 .E523 2008 v.1-2 Non Circulating

Handbook of early childhood literacy. London : SAGE, 2003. Lehman College Education Reference - LB1139.5 .L35 H36 2003

Handbook of research on literacy and diversity / edited by Lesley Mandel Morrow, Robert Rueda, and Diane Lapp. New York : Guilford Press, c2009. Lehman College Education Reference LB1576 .H2337 2009 Non Circulating

Rethinking identity and literacy education in the 21st century / edited by Sandra Schamroth Abrams and Jennifer Rowsell. New York : Teachers College, Columbia University [2011]. Lehman College Education Reference LB5 .N25 110th pt. 1 Non Circulating



Book Search Terms--TESOL

The following search terms and phrases may help you find books on topics related to TESOL:

Education, bilingual

English Language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers

Language and languages--Study and teaching

Language and languages--Study and teaching--Bilingual method

Second language acquisition

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (outside CUNY) for Books & Journal Articles

  • Go to:
  • Click on  "First Time Users" to set up account.
  • Fill out form and create a login to ILLiad.
  • When you search databases and click on "FindIt!", you can select Interlibrary Loan and log into ILLiad to request articles that are not available at Lehman.
  • Find resources in WorldCat (link below) and then copy or type information on books that are available at other libraries into ILLiad and submit form for interlibrary loan.