ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
Are you learning English? Do you know someone who wants to understand, speak, read and write English better? The Library can help!
Check out our Adult Literacy/ESL collection for books, audiobooks, DVDs and explore RosettaStone for English in the Library and MANGO Languages database for learning English from any computer with an Internet connection.
Visit our ESL Snack and Chat program, a conversational group that meets every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 PM beginning February 13th through April 10th! Read more >>.
Check out the ESL at TCPL Blog, tcpl-esl.blogspot.com . Stay up-to-date and connected with ESL resources, programs and people
ESL at TCPL is also on Facebook! www.facebook.com/tcpl.esl
Books and Recordings
The TCPL Adult Literacy and ESL collection has English dictionaries, picture dictionaries, books on using the English language, current and classic fiction in simplified form, and other books written for adults. We also have audio book sets that contain CDs and/or cassettes with matching books for English language practice.
Bilingual books allow you to read English and another language side by side in most cases. Look for the bilingual sticker on the spine of the book!
The online catalog lets you find books, recordings and other materials at the library. When you search by keyword, you can find the newest materials when you use the "Sort by" menu. Click on the arrow and select "Publication date."
If you search by subject, try these headings:
- Bilingual Books
- English language--Conversation and phrase books
- English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers
- English language--Textbooks for Foreign speakers
- High interest--Low vocabulary books
- Readers (Adult)
- Readers for new literates
Try these series of books:
The Reference staff can show you how to search the catalog and find materials. Ask us at the Reference Desk or contact us .