Tagged Languages and Learning

Community College Classes at the Library

The Community College of Philadelphia and the Free Library partnered to provide English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (HSE) classes in neighborhood libraries !  The Community College of Philadelphia…

New World Language Learning Books in the Free Library's Catalog

Languages and Learning is the Free Library of Philadelphia's department for adult education support, connecting patrons seeking Adult Basic Education , English Language Learner , and World Language support to the appropriate…

New English Language Learning Titles in the Free Library's Catalog

Languages and Learning is the Free Library of Philadelphia's department for adult education support, connecting patrons seeking Adult Basic Education , English Language Learner, and World Language support to the appropriate…

Languages and Learning: Adult Education at the Free Library

The Free Library’s mission is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity for all Philadelphians. You’re probably familiar with our many branches and departments, along with the incredible resources and…

Endangered Language Spotlight: The Okinawan Languages

December is Learn a Foreign Language Month and we’re celebrating at the Free Library. Many languages are in danger of dying out and estimates show about 3,000 languages becoming lost before the end of the century. To help prevent…

My Experience Volunteering with the Free Library

December includes International Volunteer Day — which takes place on December 5th — but here at the Free Library, we celebrate our volunteers all year round! Many of the programs offered by Languages and Learning are…

December is Learn a Foreign Language Month

December is National Learn a Foreign Language Month, but Languages and Learning at the Free Library celebrates language learning all year! Here in Philadelphia, over 180 different languages are spoken around the city. Why learn another…

Request a Tutor With the Free Library

Do you need one-on-one help to sharpen your reading and writing skills? Then consider requesting a tutor with the Free Library of Philadelphia! The Free Library Tutoring Program pairs adult learners with trained tutors to help…

7 Great Ways To Improve Your English With the Free Library

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

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Your Family

Is your family excited to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the Free Library? We are too! The mid-month heritage celebration is set from September 15–October 15  in order to include the Independence Days of…

The Free Library Seeks Volunteer Tutors

Do you want to use your knowledge and experience to give back to the Philadelphia community? Then consider becoming a tutor with the Free Library of Philadelphia! The Free Library is looking for tutors to help adults strengthen their…

Leamos! Adult Literacy for Spanish Speakers

¡Leamos! es un curso gratuito de alfabetización con componentes en línea y presenciales que enseña a adultos hispanohablantes y analfabetos a leer y escribir en español. El curso consta de 43 lecciones…

Practice for Your GED With the Free Library

If you don't have a high school diploma, it's not too late to obtain your credentials! The Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) is a "high school equivalency credential available to Pennsylvania residents who…

Score Your Summer Job With the Help of Free Virtual Career Workshops

Summer is a great time to relax, go on vacation, discover a new passion, or enjoy the new weather — so now is the time to work on your professional goals to set your summer up for success!  Check out upcoming virtual…

Learn a World Language With the Free Library

Did you know that studying a world language can improve your concentration and memory ? That’s good news for Europe, where most countries have national-level requirements that students study languages in school . Unfortunately in…

Spring Into a New Career With Free Virtual Career Workshops

Spring is the season of growth and renewal. Do your new goals include getting a new job, pivoting to a new field, or learning some new skills?  Check out upcoming virtual career workshops for jobseekers at the…

Start Your 2023 Career Goals with Free Virtual Career Workshops!

Do your New Year's Resolutions include getting a new job, pivoting to a new field, or learning some new skills?  Check out upcoming virtual career workshops for jobseekers at the Free Library, brought to you by…

Introducing the Languages and Learning Center’s Participant Advisory Board

The Languages and Learning Center (LLC) is excited to introduce the members of our Participant Advisory Board (PAB) to the Free Library community. Our Participant Advisory Board launched in June 2021, inspired by a similar project at…

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…

Beginner English

Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm (September 4 - November 18, 2024) For Beginner English learners, this course offers structured lessons to enhance your ability to read, write, listen, and speak in English. The class focuses on practical…

English and Digital Literacy

Mondays and Fridays 12:30-2 pm (September 20 - November 18, 2024) Are you looking to improve your English language and digital literacy skills? Join us at the library for this empowering program taught by two University of…

English and Digital Literacy

Mondays and Fridays 12:30-2 pm (September 20 - November 18, 2024) Are you looking to improve your English language and digital literacy skills? Join us at the library for this empowering program taught by two University of…

Beginner English

Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm (September 4 - November 18, 2024) For Beginner English learners, this course offers structured lessons to enhance your ability to read, write, listen, and speak in English. The class focuses on practical…

English and Digital Literacy

Mondays and Fridays 12:30-2 pm (September 20 - November 18, 2024) Are you looking to improve your English language and digital literacy skills? Join us at the library for this empowering program taught by two University of…

Beginner English

Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm (September 4 - November 18, 2024) For Beginner English learners, this course offers structured lessons to enhance your ability to read, write, listen, and speak in English. The class focuses on practical…

Beginner English

Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm (September 4 - November 18, 2024) For Beginner English learners, this course offers structured lessons to enhance your ability to read, write, listen, and speak in English. The class focuses on practical…

English and Digital Literacy

Mondays and Fridays 12:30-2 pm (September 20 - November 18, 2024) Are you looking to improve your English language and digital literacy skills? Join us at the library for this empowering program taught by two University of…

English and Digital Literacy

Mondays and Fridays 12:30-2 pm (September 20 - November 18, 2024) Are you looking to improve your English language and digital literacy skills? Join us at the library for this empowering program taught by two University of…

Beginner English

Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm (September 4 - November 18, 2024) For Beginner English learners, this course offers structured lessons to enhance your ability to read, write, listen, and speak in English. The class focuses on practical…

Beginner English

Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm (September 4 - November 18, 2024) For Beginner English learners, this course offers structured lessons to enhance your ability to read, write, listen, and speak in English. The class focuses on practical…

English and Digital Literacy

Mondays and Fridays 12:30-2 pm (September 20 - November 18, 2024) Are you looking to improve your English language and digital literacy skills? Join us at the library for this empowering program taught by two University of…

English and Digital Literacy

Mondays and Fridays 12:30-2 pm (September 20 - November 18, 2024) Are you looking to improve your English language and digital literacy skills? Join us at the library for this empowering program taught by two University of…

Beginner English

Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm (September 4 - November 18, 2024) For Beginner English learners, this course offers structured lessons to enhance your ability to read, write, listen, and speak in English. The class focuses on practical…

Beginner English

Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm (September 4 - November 18, 2024) For Beginner English learners, this course offers structured lessons to enhance your ability to read, write, listen, and speak in English. The class focuses on practical…

English and Digital Literacy

Mondays and Fridays 12:30-2 pm (September 20 - November 18, 2024) Are you looking to improve your English language and digital literacy skills? Join us at the library for this empowering program taught by two University of…

English and Digital Literacy

Mondays and Fridays 12:30-2 pm (September 20 - November 18, 2024) Are you looking to improve your English language and digital literacy skills? Join us at the library for this empowering program taught by two University of…

Beginner English

Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm (September 4 - November 18, 2024) For Beginner English learners, this course offers structured lessons to enhance your ability to read, write, listen, and speak in English. The class focuses on practical…

English and Digital Literacy

Mondays and Fridays 12:30-2 pm (September 20 - November 18, 2024) Are you looking to improve your English language and digital literacy skills? Join us at the library for this empowering program taught by two University of…

Beginner English

Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm (September 4 - November 18, 2024) For Beginner English learners, this course offers structured lessons to enhance your ability to read, write, listen, and speak in English. The class focuses on practical…