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For ESL Learners

Keep in touch with group members and Library ESL staff online in our ESL Facebook Group!

Farmington Community Library offers free ESL Conversation Groups that allow you to meet other people who are learning English, practice your language skills with a native-speaking group leader, and learn about American customs. You do not need an FCL card to come to a conversation group.

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
FCL Farmington Hills: Conference Room A
32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
FCL Farmington: Meeting Room
23500 Liberty St.

One-on-One Sessions

Practice your English with a native-English speaker one to one in a casual setting. Sessions are 45 minutes each. Registration is required. Please call (248) 553-0300 to reserve a slot. You do not need an FCL card to reserve a slot

Thursdays, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
FCL Farmington Hills: Community Lounge
32737 W 12 Mile Rd.

ESL Book Discussions

Registration is required. We’ll meet in person to discuss a book over several weeks. You’ll read about 45 pages each week on your own, and then we’ll answer questions and discuss plot developments when we meet on Wednesdays. Copies of the book are available on Libby and at the FCL Farmington Hills Information Desk.

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

FCL Farmington Hills: Conference Room A
32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.

Online Learning for ESL and Citizenship

Visit our Online Learning Hub to find online resources that have language learning courses, ESL resources, and help preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test.

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