As wise people like to say: knowledge is power. And language is the way we discover knowledge.
In that spirit, we have a variety of resources freely available for learning English. Whether you learn best with a group or a teacher, or at home listening to a book or watching a movie, we have something for everyone.
If what you are looking for isn't on the list below, please Ask a Librarian and we will be happy to help you find it!
English Language Acquisition (ELA) Resources at Arapahoe Library
Arapahoe Libraries partner with The Learning Source, a local non-profit, to offer English Language Acquisition classes (ELA) at Sheridan, Smoky Hill and May libraries. The classes are free and meet three days per week: two days in person and one day online. Registration for these classes is in August and January.
In addition, The Learning Source offers English language Conversation Circles, opens a new window.
To learn more, contact Jessika Harcey at 303-792-8953 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The website for The Learning Source is www.thelearningsource.org
Classes fill up fast, so be sure to mark your calendars!
We have other free resources for learning English at our libraries:
- English Conversation Circles
- English Language Learning Materials
- Online English Classes
- Downloadable ELA Materials
Reading in English for Beginning to Advanced Readers:
- Beginning level books for new readers
- Downloadable easy readers
- Intermediate level graphic novels
- Advanced intermediate level Collins English readers
- Advanced intermediate level Agatha Christie series
- Advanced level books
Other ELA programs in the Denver Metro Area
- 1537 Alton Street, Aurora, 80010
- (303) 923-6320
- 9202 E Severn Place, Denver, 80230
- (303) 340-7079
- 1111 W. Colfax Ave. Rm 307, Denver, 80204
- (303) 352-3151
- 2501 East 48th Ave, Denver, 80216
- (303) 757-0288
- 5280 W. Ohio Ave. Lakewood, CO 80226
- 1666 Elmira Street, Aurora, 80010
- 1373 Grant St. Denver, 80203
- (303) 863-0188
Other Recommended Online Resources
These may also be available as mobile applications.
- Babbel, opens a new window
- British Council, opens a new window
- Busuu, opens a new window
- Duolingo, opens a new window
- GoogleTranslate, opens a new window
- Memrise, opens a new window
Preparing for Language and School Tests
Use these resources to study for GED, TASC or HiSET. This list includes textbooks, websites and more.