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English as a Second Language

English Reading Hour

Improve your English! Practice English reading and speaking with other learners.  Read poems and short stories with others and talk about them.

Second Monday of the Month from 4-5 p.m.
January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13, 2021

Please join the program from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://zoom.us/j/91084631229.

You can also dial in using your phone:
United States: +1 312 626 6799 (Chicago)   
Meeting ID: 848 6851 3027

English Conversation Hour

A free weekly conversation session for adult English language learners. Strategies for "small talk" and getting-to-know-you activities, as well as games and structured practice to activate vocabulary and language skills, are offered in a relaxed and supportive environment. Everyone is welcome! 

Tuesday from 4-5 p.m.
December 29, 2020

Please join the program from your computer, tablet or smartphone:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82657632203  
Meeting ID: 826 5763 2203

Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.
January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021
February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021

Please join the program from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://zoom.us/j/99163536650.

You can also dial in using your phone:
United States: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)  
Meeting ID: 991 6353 6650


ESL

MPL offers resources for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Central’s Adult Study Center has various materials to improve one’s English. This material is available for specific ESL languages as well as general ESL. Many of the branch libraries in the MPL system also offer ESL material.

MPL subscribes to Mango Languages, Pronunciator, and Transparent Languages electronic resources. These subscription sites offer language-specific ESL modules in many different languages. In addition Learning Express offers practice tests for ESL tests, and  the Gale Courses database has a number of ESL courses.