Learn and Practice English


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: jessika@thelearningsource.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:

Reading in English for Beginning to Advanced Readers:


Other ELA programs in the Denver Metro Area

Asian Pacific Development Center, opens a new window

  • 1537 Alton Street, Aurora, 80010   
  • (303) 923-6320 
  • rondinoden@apdc.org         

Community College of Aurora, opens a new window

  • 9202 E Severn Place, Denver, 80230    
  • (303) 340-7079 

Community College of Denver, opens a new window   

  • 1111 W. Colfax Ave. Rm 307, Denver, 80204 
  • (303) 352-3151
  • marsea.wynne@ccd.edu                     

Douglas County Libraries, opens a new window    

Focus Points, opens a new window 

  • 2501 East 48th Ave, Denver, 80216 
  • (303) 757-0288  

JeffCo Public Schools, Adult Education, opens a new window  

  • 5280 W. Ohio Ave. Lakewood, CO  80226 

Project Worthmore

  • 1666 Elmira Street, Aurora,  80010  
  • hannah.wilkinson@emilygriffith.edu 

Spring Institute, opens a new window

  • 1373 Grant St. Denver, 80203  
  • (303) 863-0188  

Other Recommended Online Resources

These may also be available as mobile applications.


Preparing for Language and School Tests

Study for high-school equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC, adult ed)

List created by ArapahoeNatalia

Use these resources to study for GED, TASC or HiSET. This list includes textbooks, websites and more.





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