Don't let the summer slow down your English learning! Here are library resources to help you keep your English skills and gain some more.
- English Conversation Circles at the library are a free and easy way to practice English. No need to enroll, just show up during one of the these dates and times. For the free online option, email The Learning Source, opens a new window to get more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rosetta Stone will take you through the most essential vocabulary and grammar in English (and many other languages). Find out how to sign up with your library card.
- New Americans' Playaway Kits will help to develop your listening skills and let you read some classics. Each kit includes a book and an audio player. Check out a kit and use your earbuds to listen to a story as you read. You can slow down the speed, pause and restart again.
- Gale Courses includes English learning modules such as Grammar for ESL and Writing for ESL. Look for them in the Language and Arts section. Library card needed to get started.
- LinkedIn Learning will help you gain more professional and business related vocabulary. Search their catalog for communication and English to find mini-trainings relevant to you. Use the transcript feature and slow the video to 75% to learn pronunciation and phrases. You will be ready for your next interview or work presentation in no time! Some courses provide a certificate which you can add to your LinkedIn profile. Library card needed to get started.
- Learning Express Library will help you prepare for English exams or for the Citizenship Test. Library card needed to get started.
- HelpNow from Brainfuse includes a section for Adult Learners with modules on writing and preparation for the Citizenship Exam. Library card needed to get started.
- Goodwill Learning modules include English learning as well. Check if they have a module based on your native language, opens a new window. No library card or registration needed.