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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 the Adult Literacy/ESL collection of books, audiobooks and DVDs! Also, explore RosettaStone for English in the Library and MANGO Languages for learning English from any computer with an Internet connection.
Join the Library's ESL Snack and Chat program, a conversational group that meets every Wednesday from 3:15 - 4:45 PM from October 2nd through November 20! Read more >>.
See a full schedule of the Library's ESL programs and events at http://tcpl.org/events-exhibits/ESL/schedule.php.
ESL at TCPL is on Facebook! Stay connected at 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 .
Local Organizations and Services
Enjoy reading in many languages while learning English as a Second Language. The Library has a lively collection of books in translation and original versions.