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Mae Hilty Memorial Library: International Students

Welcome to our international students!

The resources on this page are available to all students, but may be especially useful for international students. image of the International Club's t-shirt

  • All TCC students are invited to participate in the International Fellowship of TCC.  For more information or to learn about upcoming events, email the club
  • If you are a native Spanish speaker and have questions about medical terminology in English, feel free to contact Dr. Villafañe or Dr. ñiga.
  • Houston is a very diverse city, and has a large international population.  Classes in English as a Second Language are available on an individual or group basis.  Some classes are free and some require payment of a fee or tuition.  Here are some free options with locations in the Pasadena area: 
    - Literacy Advance of Houston offers classes in writing, speaking, and reading English (in Clear Lake).
    - The Harris County Department of Education offers English as a Second Language classes (at two locations in Pasadena).

The library has medical dictionaries in other languages

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Medical Dictionary in Six Languages
W 13 S756m 1995  REF

Eng, Fren, Ger, Ital, Japn, Span

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Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Medical Dictionary
W 13 M568 2012 REF

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Spanish-English Handbook for Medical Professionals
W 13 P438s 1989

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Spanish-English Medical Dictionary
W 13 M478s 2005

Chinese-English Medical Dictionary
W 13 Z637 2003

The library has books to help you learn medical terminology

Building a Medical Vocabulary: With Spanish Translations
W 18.2 L5805b 2009

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Medical Terminology
W 15 H118c 2013

Medical Language: Immerse Yourself
W 18.2 T941m 2014

Medical Language Instant Translator
W 15 C427m 2013

Medical Terminology: A Living Language
W 15 F869m 2013

Medical Terminology: a Short Course
W 15 C427m 2014

Medical Terminology: A Word-Building Approach
W 15 R496m 2008

Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide
W 15 C678m 2017

Medical Terminology Made Easy
W 18 D399m 1993

Medical Terminology Systems
W 15 G997m 2017

Anatomy and Physiology for English Language Learners
QS 4 P412a 2006

Professional English in Use - Medicine
PE 1128 G558p 2007

Translations of library terms

If you are not familiar with library or research vocabulary, then these resources may be of assistance.
1.  We have a list of library research terms in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese.  You may print one copy of this list for your personal use.
Multilingual Glossary for Today's Library Users - Language Table

2.  Once you have found the translation of the term, come to this list of definitions to learn its meaning (in English) .  You may print one copy of this list for your personal use.

Multilingual Glossary for Today's Library Users - Definitions 

(These documents were developed by the Association of College and Research Libraries and made available under a CC-BY-NC-4.0 license.)

International radio

Do you miss hearing music or news from your country?  Go to World Radio Map and select your country from the dropdown list.  You may need to click to choose further selections, but the outcome should be online radio from your country!