Tagged Languages and Learning Center

Adults CAN Learn to READ

Would you like to teach adults to read? There are many people who need this help and very few places where they can get it. The Free Library is dedicated to advancing literacy for all. To this end, the Library's Languages and…

Leamos! (Let’s Read!) Literacy Program

by Nathalie Marquez, Language and Learning Center Intern The Languages and Learning Center has launched the Leamos! ( Let’s Read! ) literacy program, with both virtual and in-person classes , to teach Spanish-speaking adults how…

Improve Your Reading Comprehension Skills with the Free Library

The Free Library has many resources and programs for Philadelphians of all ages to improve their reading skills! Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young…

Introducing World Language Tutoring

Would you like to learn a new language for an upcoming vacation? Or would you like to share the love of your language with someone? As the New Year approaches, the Languages and Learning Center is providing the opportunity for you to…

Learn English with the Free Library and University of Pennsylvania GSE!

This fall, adults working on their English skills in Philadelphia will have several opportunities to learn and practice English with the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and the University of Pennsylvania's…

myPLACE Is Your Place for Adult Education!

by Steven Doncaster myPlace locations across Philadelphia help adults earn high school diplomas and get ready for the workplace. As the summer comes to an end and the school year starts, are you thinking about going back to school? If…

Become a Tutor for Adult Learners

by Mishelle Mironov, Intern, Languages & Learning Center Have you always wanted to make a difference in someone’s life? Have you wanted to use your knowledge and experience to give back to the Philadelphia community? Then…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Hummus and Flatbread

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center.  Our mission is to teach English language…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Black Bean Burgers

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center . Our mission is to teach English language…

Take a GED® or HiSET® Preparation Course with the Free Library

Have you been thinking about returning to school to obtain your high school diploma? Whether you want to qualify for a higher-paying job, get a promotion, continue your education, or simply fulfill a personal goal—…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Tacos Dorados

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center.  Our mission is to teach English language…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center . Our mission is to teach English language…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Dumplings

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center . Our mission is to teach English language and…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Pizza

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center . Our mission is to teach English language…

A Year of Virtual Learning: Reflections from the Languages and Learning Center

The Languages and Learning Center is dedicated to supporting the individual learning goals of Philadelphia’s adults. As this March marks the one-year-anniversary of Philadelphia’s stay-at-home orders and social distance…

Improve Your Writing with the Free Library

by Breshay Woods — Languages and Learning Center Intern Writing is an important part of daily life. We are expected to communicate clearly through writing in many different situations. Whether for school assignments, work, or…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Spinach Feta Orzo

by Breshay Woods  (Culinary Literacy Center Intern) Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center. Our mission is to teach English language…

The Adult Literacy Book Club’s New Book Selection

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center  and the Center for Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! One of our book club…

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…

Online English: Reviewing Foundations of Grammar

Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m. May 5 - June 23, 2022,  Are you interested in taking the next step in your English language learning journey? This intermediate-level group will focus on reviewing the concepts of English grammar and how to…

Start Adult Education classes through myPLACE: English Language Learners

Are you looking to improve your English Language Skills?  Continue your educational journey through myPLACE, a network of adult education classes organized through the city of Philadelphia. Start by taking an intake and assessment…

Online English: Reviewing Foundations of Grammar

Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m. May 5 - June 23, 2022,  Are you interested in taking the next step in your English language learning journey? This intermediate-level group will focus on reviewing the concepts of English grammar and how to…

Start Adult Education classes through myPLACE: Math, Reading, and High School Equivalency

Are you looking to earn your high school equivalency (a high school diploma, GED, HiSET, etc.), or take some refresher courses in math and reading? Continue your educational journey through myPLACE, a network of adult education classes…

Start Adult Education classes through myPLACE: English Language Learners

Are you looking to improve your English Language Skills? Continue your educational journey through myPLACE, a network of adult education classes organized through the city of Philadelphia. Start by taking an intake and assessment test…

Advanced English Conversation (Online)

Tuesdays 4-5 pm April 12- June 14, 2022 Are you ready for an advanced English-language conversation group? You are if you: Have a large vocabulary Feel comfortable with English grammar Want to learn even more words and gain even more…

Start Adult Education classes through myPLACE: Math, Reading, and High School Equivalency

Are you looking to earn your high school equivalency (a high school diploma, GED, HiSET, etc.), or take some refresher courses in math and reading? Continue your educational journey through myPLACE, a network of adult education classes…

Start Adult Education classes through myPLACE: English Language Learners

Are you looking to improve your English Language Skills?  Continue your educational journey through myPLACE, a network of adult education classes organized through the city of Philadelphia. Start by taking an intake and assessment…

Spanish Conversation: South American News and Culture

Fridays 6-7 pm  April 8 - June 10, 2022 Learn and practice your Spanish language skills in this conversation group led by an Argentine Economist. Each week, we will discuss the economy, news, and culture of Argentina and South…

Online English Conversation Group

Fridays 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m Join us for a free conversation circle. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. This group is currently full.  To join the…

Online English: Reviewing Foundations of Grammar

Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m. May 5 - June 23, 2022,  Are you interested in taking the next step in your English language learning journey? This intermediate-level group will focus on reviewing the concepts of English grammar and how to…

Online Beginning Latin

Mondays and Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Salve! Do you want to learn Latin while reading about the daily life and adventures of members of a Roman household? Join us on Mondays and Thursdays 5-6 pm as we get to know Iulius, Aemilia,…

Online English Conversation Group - Advanced

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5:30 pm April 5 - June 9, 2022 Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other adults in a casual learning environment. For advanced speakers. Register for the waitlist at:…

Spanish Conversation: Intermediate and Advanced (Virtual)

Thursdays 2:30-4 pm April 7 - June 9, 2022 Build your confidence in speaking Spanish while meeting other adults in a casual learning environment. For intermediate and advanced speakers. Register here: https://forms.gle/AfmW1irL6XENRQkG6…

Body Language: Medical English for Healthcare Workers and Interested Others

Join us to increase English fluency by reviewing anatomy and medical terminology.  We will discuss many other aspects of care giving and paths to professional advancement.  This free, online English program is will be led by a…

Beginning Spanish - Virtual

Wednesdays 6-7 pm April 6 - June 8, 2022 Meet with other adults interested in learning Spanish. This group meets weekly online through Zoom and is designed for those with little to no experience speaking Spanish. Register for the…

Virtual French Learning Circle - Beginner/Intermediate

This group meets each Wednesday from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.  Meet with other adults interested in learning French to explore the language. For beginners/intermediates The group is currently full. To join the waitlist, register …

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. 4:00-5:00 p.m. every Wednesday  Class is currently full -…

French Conversation Circle

Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Looking to practice your French language skills?  Join the Languages and Learning Center’s French Conversation Circle for weekly conversation practice. This FREE online group will build…

Online English Conversation Class

Join us as we read about and discuss a variety of topics, including current events, American cultural issues, grammar, current expressions, etc. - all with the goal of improving participants' proficiency in spoken and written…