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 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13
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!
Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Additional ESL/ELL Resources
MPL offers additional resources for English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learners (ELL). Central’s Adult Study Center has various materials to improve one’s English. This material is available for specific ESL/ELL languages as well as general ESL/ELL. Many of the branch libraries in the MPL system also offer ESL/ELL materials.
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.
ESL/ELL Virtual Office Hours
Need additional help learning English? Have questions about English conversation? Email us at LibraryRefugeeCommittee@milwaukee.gov to set up a day and time to work virtually with a trained ESL MPL Librarian.
ESL/ELL Pen Pal
Want to practice writing English with a native speaker? Try our ESL/ELL Pen Pal program! An MPL librarian will correspond with you through email to practice writing and reading comprehension. For more information or to get started email us at LibraryRefugeeCommittee@milwaukee.gov.
For more information on the services we provide including partnerships please contact the Refugee and Immigrant Services Committee: