Tagged Languages and Learning Center

I Belong: Facing COVID-19 with Wellness and Resilience

The Languages and Learning Center (LLC) supports the individual literacy and learning goals of Philadelphia adults, including resources for Adult Basic Education, language learning, and digital literacy.  This guest blog post is…

¿Aprendiendo Español? Check Out These Resources!

Nowadays, mastering a new language is so much fun—there are so many resources available! Depending on your learning style, you can design a work plan that fits your needs and time. With only five minutes a day, you can build a…

Prepare for Your High School Diploma and More With These Free Online Courses

by Andrew DePass, Intern,  Languages and Learning Center Have you started taking a GED or HiSET course before the pandemic that has been put on hold and want to continue your studies? Need an online course that fits your…

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…

Free Arabic Literacy Program - Available Virtually Now

by Stephanie S - Intern, Languages & Learning Center The Languages and Learning Center supports the individual literacy and learning goals of Philadelphia adults, including resources for Adult Basic Education,…

Join the Languages and Learning Center for Virtual English, Japanese, and Spanish Language Learning!

The Languages and Learning Center supports Philadelphia adults in their individual learning goals, including language learning, basic education, and digital literacy. This fall, all of our programs are taking place virtually . We have…

Join Our New Mandarin Conversation Circle!

by Joanne Chu - Intern, Languages & Learning Center 你好! 最近好吗? You are invited to join the Free Library's Languages & Learning Center newest offering: the Mandarin Conversation Circle! This free online class is…

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…

French Conversation Circle

by Khristina Spence - Intern, Languages & Learning Center Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Join the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center ’s newest offering: the French Conversation Circle ! This free online…

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…

"I Voted" Stickers from Our Special Collections

It's Primary Election Day in Philadelphia! If you've signed up in Pennsylvania to vote by mail , you should have already received your ballot with its easy-to-follow instructions, enclosure envelope, and mailing envelope. The…

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…

New World Language Titles Coming Your Way in May

This month brings new World Language additions to the Free Library's  Overdrive  ebook collection. Fiction and nonfiction titles are available for children, teens, and adults. You can find books in almost every…

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…

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: THURSDAYS from…

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: THURSDAYS from…

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: THURSDAYS from…

Virtual Adult Literacy Book Club - Presented by The Free Library of Philadelphia Languages & Learning Center and the Center for Literacy

Join us as we read  The Hate U Give   by Angie Thomas. The Hate U Give  is the story of sixteen-year-old Starr Carter. After witnessing the shooting of her best friend by the police, Starr faces pressure from all…

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: THURSDAYS from…

English Writing 101 Learning Circle

Fridays 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  starting February 5 Meet with other English language learners to improve your writing skills using the Universal Class database.  For intermediate/advanced/fluent English learners. …

Online English Conversation Group

Fridays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  starting February 5 Join us for a free conversation circle. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. Register at the link…

Intermediate Online English Classes

Join us for a FREE Intermediate English class online, taught by graduate students in the University of Pennsylvania TESOL program.   9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.  Wednesdays and Fridays  February 3 - April 16, 2021 To…

Virtual Beginning Russian Learning Circle

Thursdays 6 - 7 p.m. Meet with other adults interested in learning Russian to explore the language through the Free Library database Mango Languages, For beginners. Register at the link here .  For more informaiton, call…

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: THURSDAYS from…

Intermediate English Virtual Classes

Join us for a FREE Intermediate English class online, taught by graduate students in the University of Pennsylvania TESOL program.   10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Tuesdays and Thursdays February 2 - April 15, 2021 To…

Intermediate Online English Classes

Join us for a FREE Intermediate English class online, taught by graduate students in the University of Pennsylvania TESOL program.   9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.  Wednesdays and Fridays  February 3 - April 16, 2021 To…

Drop-In Virtual Writing Support

Get writing help from University of Pennsylvania professors. Bring your cover letters, resumes, short stories, emails - any writing you need help with! Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Starting February 3, 2021 Register at the link…

Online 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. 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday Register for the group at the link here…

Virtual Spanish Conversation Circle

Tuesdays 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. starting February 16 Build your confidence in speaking Spanish while meeting other adults in a casual learning environment. For intermediate and advanced speakers. Register at the link here .  For more…

Intermediate English Virtual Classes

Join us for a FREE Intermediate English class online, taught by graduate students in the University of Pennsylvania TESOL program.   10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Tuesdays and Thursdays February 2 - April 15, 2021 To…

English Writing 101 Learning Circle

Fridays 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  starting February 5 Meet with other English language learners to improve your writing skills using the Universal Class database.  For intermediate/advanced/fluent English learners. …

Online English Conversation Group

Fridays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  starting February 5 Join us for a free conversation circle. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. Register at the link…

Intermediate Online English Classes

Join us for a FREE Intermediate English class online, taught by graduate students in the University of Pennsylvania TESOL program.   9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.  Wednesdays and Fridays  February 3 - April 16, 2021 To…

Virtual Adult Literacy Book Club - Presented by The Free Library of Philadelphia Languages & Learning Center and the Center for Literacy

Join us as we read  The Hate U Give   by Angie Thomas. The Hate U Give  is the story of sixteen-year-old Starr Carter. After witnessing the shooting of her best friend by the police, Starr faces pressure from all…