Tagged English Language Learners

Introducing the Adult Literacy Book Club!

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages & Learning Center and the Center for Literacy , by improving your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! Don't have a lot…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Veggie Mac and Cheese

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. For the time…

Immigration and Citizenship Resources from the Free Library

2020 has brought many changes to the United States, including changes to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Free Library stands with immigrants and is here to support the information needs of all Philadelphia…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Vegetarian Jambalaya

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. For the time…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Persian Kotlet

Last week, we completed our first Virtual Edible Alphabet English 4-week course and it was a great success! Twenty participants from around the world (Burundi, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Italy, Iran, Ivory…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Samosas

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Black Bean Empanadas

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Korean Noodle Salad (Japchae)

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Pasta Primavera

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Haitian Pikliz

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Spicy Panzanella Salad

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Thai Citrus Salad

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test on Your Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone

While U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still prepare for the test using our Learning Express Library electronic resource. The Learning Express Library…

Learn and Practice English at Home with Your Library Card

The Free Library of Philadelphia is a great place to learn and practice English . If your English classes have been affected by closures related to COVID-19 , there are library resources available online to help you continue your…

7 Great Ways to Improve Your English at the Free Library

The Languages and Learning Center offers relevant and engaging programs and resources for English language learners. Here are 7 great ways we can help you learn, improve, and speak English!   Attend an English Conversation Circle…

Food Insecurity, English Language Learning, and Community Conversations in North Philadelphia

Edible Alphabet is a free English language learning program offered to adults by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission of the program is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking and…

Languages and Learning Center | Hearing from Our Adult Learners

This week marks the launch of the  Languages and Learning Center at Parkway Central Library , a center dedicated to supporting the individual learning goals of Philadelphia’s adults. For the past several months, we have…

Congratulations on the Launch of the Languages and Learning Center!

by Guest Author: Naomie Nyanungo  - Senior Director, Office of Adult Education       If you are an adult education practitioner or adult learner in Philadelphia, you are probably as happy as I am about the launch of…

Announcing the Languages and Learning Center!

September is Adult Education Month and the Free Library is excited to announce the launch of the Languages and Learning Center at Parkway Central Library , a center dedicated to supporting the individual learning goals of…

Learn and Practice Spanish at the Free Library!

This past week, the Culinary Literacy Center piloted our very first Spanish-language cooking class: Edible Alphabet en Español! In this class, we used the model of Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking to create a…

Virtual English Conversation Group

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. 6:00-7:30 pm every Tuesday. Class is currently full - for more informaiton…

Virtual Intermediate English Conversation Group

Mondays 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  This FREE online class will focus on English conversation skills and grammar. There will be a short, weekly homework assignment. For intermediate English speakers and above. Class is currently…

Virtual English Conversation Group

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. 6:00-7:30 pm every Tuesday. Class is currently full - for more informaiton…

Virtual Intermediate English Conversation Group

Mondays 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  This FREE online class will focus on English conversation skills and grammar. There will be a short, weekly homework assignment. For intermediate English speakers and above. Class is currently…

Virtual English Conversation Circle

Join us for a free conversation circle. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. 3:00-4:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Class is currently full - for…

Virtual Program - Arabic/English Language and Cultural Exchange

Interested in learning Arabic and helping Arabic speakers practice English? Come join our free cultural connections group on video call, where we will explore language, customs, foods, and other aspects of culture. Mondays…

Writing Skills for English Language Learners

Fridays October 2 - December 18, 2020 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Online Learning Circle - Join our study group to improve your English writing skills.  Every week, participants will complete one lesson from 'ESL Basic Writing…

Virtual English Conversation Group

Join us for a free conversation circle. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. 2:30-4:00 p.m. every Thursday This group is currently full.  To…

Online English Conversation Group

Join us for a free online English conversation circle. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. 6:00-7:00 p.m. every Wednesday  Class is currently full -…

Virtual English Conversation Circle

Join us for a free conversation circle. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. 3:00-4:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Class is currently full - for…

Online English Conversation Class

Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   Practice English listening and speaking online while the library is closed to the public. Every week, participants will listen to/watch clips from Voice of America's 'Learning…

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through videocall).   This class will meet on:…

Virtual English Conversation Group

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. 6:00-7:30 pm every Tuesday. Class is currently full - for more informaiton…

Virtual English Conversation Group

Join us for a free conversation circle. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. Class is currently full - for more informaiton or to join the waitlist,…

Virtual Intermediate English Conversation Group

Mondays 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  This FREE online class will focus on English conversation skills and grammar. There will be a short, weekly homework assignment. For intermediate English speakers and above. Class is currently…

Virtual English Conversation Circle

Join us for a free conversation circle. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. 3:00-4:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Class is currently full - for…

Virtual Program - Arabic/English Language and Cultural Exchange

Interested in learning Arabic and helping Arabic speakers practice English? Come join our free cultural connections group on video call, where we will explore language, customs, foods, and other aspects of culture. Mondays…

English Conversation Group: Art and Architecture

Join us to learn and practice English while discussing famous art and architecture of Philadelphia. Every Monday, starting October 5, 2020. 9-10:30 am Class is currently full - for more informaiton or to join the waitlist, email…

Writing Skills for English Language Learners

Fridays October 2 - December 18, 2020 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Online Learning Circle - Join our study group to improve your English writing skills.  Every week, participants will complete one lesson from 'ESL Basic Writing…

Virtual English Conversation Group

Join us for a free conversation circle. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. 2:30-4:00 p.m. every Thursday This group is currently full.  To…