Tagged Languages and Learning Center

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…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Arroz con Leche

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…

Happy Chinese Language Day!

Every April 20, the United Nations recognizes the contribution of Chinese literature, poetry, and language in world culture by celebrating Chinese Language Day . Philadelphia is home to some of the largest Chinese and…

Language Learning from Home with Mango Languages

The Free Library of Philadelphia is committed to advancing literacy and supporting lifelong learning for all Philadelphians. While our buildings are closed until further notice , our website gives you access to thousands of ebooks and…

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…

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 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:…

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 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:…

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 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 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. Register here or…

Virtual Spanish Conversation Group--Grupo de conversación en español

Has your Spanish gotten rusty? Do you have nagging questions about grammar and vocabulary? Join the Free Library for a virtual program to practice conversing in Spanish, pick up new vocabulary, and connect with other Spanish learners.…

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. Email…

Virtual Spanish Conversation Group

Mondays and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. This FREE online class will build your knowledge and confidence in the Spanish language all while introducing you to other Spanish-speaking adults in a causal, fun learning environment.…

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.  …

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 This program is virtual and will take place on Zoom. Register using the link…

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. Email adultlearning@freelibrary.org to…

Virtual Beginning Japanese Learning Circle

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Meet with other adults interested in learning Japanese to explore the language through the Free Library database Mango Languages, as well as grammar and writing lessons. For…

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. Contact adultlearning@freelibrary.org and palmers@freelibrary.org  to…

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. Register here or…

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. Email…

Virtual Spanish Conversation Group

Mondays and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. This FREE online class will build your knowledge and confidence in the Spanish language all while introducing you to other Spanish-speaking adults in a causal, fun learning environment.…

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.  …

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 This program is virtual and will take place on Zoom. Register using the link…