Both Library locations have many books and DVDs to help you learn English. Next time you are at the Library, go to the Information Desk and ask for help finding the right materials. You will need a Library card to take items home with you.
Visit our For ESL Learners page to find out more information about conversation groups, ESL book discussions, translation services, and local classes/test centers.
Online Literacy Resources
Over 1,000 activities arranged by category to help students and teachers study English as a Second Language. A project of “The Internet TESL Journal” with contributions by many teachers.
Find English lessons on these topics:
- For Teachers
- For Children
A site which offers a Help Center, materials on Grammar Lessons, Idioms, Phrasal Verbs, Quizzes, and Slang.
This site includes lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, quizzes, interactive games, jokes, speaking, listening, and more. Teachers will find lesson plans, a newsletter, job ads and forum.
40,000 free interactive lessons for beginning, intermediate, advanced and TOEFL learners.
An encyclopedia reference work cataloging all of the world’s 6,912 known languages. It is frequently cited as a source of basic information on individual languages, language use, bilingualism and other topics.
These courses were developed by the United States government and are in the public domain. Very detailed and comprehensive courses here are made available through the private efforts of individuals who are donating their time and resources to provide quality materials for language learning.
A site that monitors trends in languages throughout the world.
This site provides lessons in many languages to help improve speaking, reading, and writing.
Word games, puzzles, quizzes, slang, proverbs, and more—for ESL students around the world.
A monthly journal for teachers of English as a Second Language which includes articles, research papers, lesson plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas and Web links.
Offerings include TOEFL, U.S. Citizenship Exam, Reading Skills Improvement and Writing Skills Improvement.
Livemocha is the first-of-its-kind online language-learning community. Lessons. Fun and interactive lessons that move at the right pace for you. Motivation. Track your progress and reach your goals with Livemocha tools.
MITESOL is an acronym for Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. It is an international association of English teaching professionals. Sites include fun links for students and teachers, MITESOL publications and membership information.
This site contains details of most alphabets and other writing systems currently in use, as well as quite a few ancient and invented ones. It also includes information about some of the languages written with those writing systems, multilingual texts, tips on learning languages, a book store, some useful phrases in many different languages, and an ever-growing collection of links to language-related resources.
This is the largest adult literacy organization in the U.S. Their mission is to teach adults and families with limited literacy skills reading, writing and English speaking skills.
A collection of general listening quizzes (audio files) consisting of everyday conversations with adult and children’s voices, separated into easy, medium, and difficult grades.
A University of Iowa project. This site contains animations of the phonetic sounds of English, German and Spanish.
The main purpose of the UniLang Community is to provide an online site where people interested in languages can unite, openly discuss, and find resources related to language(s), linguistics and translations.