Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Foreign Languages & ESL

Last updated April 2018

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Foreign Languages & ESL.

1. Standards or Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages (accessed April 26, 2018).

2. Related Research

Bagnole, John W. “An Interactive Information Literacy Course for International Students: A Practical Blueprint for ESL Learners.” TESL-EJ 6, no. 4 (2003):

Bealle, Penny, and Kathleen Cash-McConnell. “Can Your ESL Students Explain Data in Tables and Graphs?: Fostering Information Literacy Through a Demographic Study of a City.” International Journal of Learning 16, no. 12 (2010): 451-458. Education Research Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed June 18, 2011).

Bies, Werner. “Information literacy als Lernziel des Fremdsprachenunterrichts.” (Information Literacy as the Learning Target of Foreign Language Teaching.) Schulbibliothek-Aktuell (1995): 283-293. (in German).

Bies, Werner. “Information Literacy as a Learning Goal in Second-Language Instruction: An Outline.” Neusprachliche Mitteilungen aus Wissenschaft und Praxis 48, no. 1: 25-30.

Bordonaro, Karen. “Scholarship as a conversation: a metaphor for librarian-ESL instructor collaboration.” Collaborative Librarianship 7, no. 2 (2015): 56-65.

de la Piedra, Maria Teresa, and Blanca E. Araujo. “Literacies Crossing Borders: Transfronterizo Literacy Practices of Students in a Dual Language Program on the USA-Mexico Border.” Language And Intercultural Communication 12, no. 3 (2012): 214-229.

Hock, Lisabeth. “Information Literacy Across the German Studies Curriculum.” Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German 40, no. 1 (2007): 46-56.

Mitoma, Dona J. and Kathryn Son. “Sequencing Information Competency Skills in an ESL Program.” CATESOL 11, no. 1a (1999): 123-136.

Nishinoh, Haruo. “Information Literacy in EFL CAI/CALL Classes: Toward Its Integration in Language Learning Activities.” Doshisha Studies in Language and Culture 7, no. 4 ( 2005): 529-546.

Pinto, Maria and Dora Sales. “Towards User-Centred Information Literacy Instruction in Translation.” The Interpreter and Translator Trainer 2, no. 1 (2008): 47-74.

Richgels, Donald J. “Theory and Research into Practice: Paying Attention to Language.” Illinois Reading Council Journal 33, no. 2 (2005): 3-12.

Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando. “WELL Done and Well Liked: Online Information Literacy Skills and Learner Impressions of the Web as a Resource for Foreign Language Learning.” ReCALL 16, no. 1 (2004): 210-224.

Turusheva, Larissa. “Students’ Information Competence and Its Importance for Life-Long Education.” Problems of Education in the 21st Century 12 (2009): 126-132. Education Research Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed June 18, 2011).

Ya-Ting C., Yang, and Jeffrey Gamble. “Effective and practical critical thinking-enhanced EFL instruction.” ELT Journal: English Language Teachers Journal 67, no. 4 (2013): 398-412. Humanities International Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed December 20, 2013).