Tagged Languages and Learning Center

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…

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…

Adult Literacy Book Club

Join The Languages & Learning Center and Beyond Literacy as we read  Concrete Rose  by Angie Thomas. Concrete Rose  is the prequel to the author's debut novel and feature film,  The Hate U…

Adult Literacy Book Club

Join The Languages & Learning Center and Beyond Literacy as we read  Concrete Rose  by Angie Thomas. Concrete Rose  is the prequel to the author's debut novel and feature film,  The Hate U…

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tuesday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  July 27 - September 14, 2021 This free online group will build your knowledge and confidence in the English language in a casual and fun learning environment. This group is currently full, sign up…

Virtual Program - Arabic/English Language and Cultural Exchange

Interested in learning Arabic and helping Arabic speakers practice English? Interested in English and helping English speakers practice Arabic? Come join our free cultural connections group on video call, where we will explore language,…

English Conversation Group: Art and Architecture

Join us to learn and practice English while discussing famous works of art and architecture (in Philadelphia and beyond).  Every Monday 9-10:30 am Class is currently full - for more information or to join the waitlist, call…

Online Beginning Mandarin

Fridays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Meet with other adults interested in learning Mandarin. Explore the language with Free Library database Mango Languages. For beginners. This group is currently full. To sign up for the waitlist …

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 Conversation Group

Fridays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 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. Register   at the link here . …

Online English Conversation Group

Fridays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 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. Register   at the link here . …

English for Career Development Learning Circle

Fridays 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. September 10 - November 19, 2021 Meet with English language learners to improve your English language skills using a free online offered by Coursera focused on career development. Participants will complete…

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…

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 casual, fun learning environment. …

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 Beginner Japanese Learning Circle

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11 a.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 beginners. For more…

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 improve your French language skills?  Join the Languages and Learning Center’s French Conversation Circle for weekly conversation practice. This FREE online group will build your…

Online English Conversation Class

Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Practice English listening and speaking online. Every week, participants will listen to/watch clips from Voice of America's 'Learning English' series and converse in English.   …

Beginning Italian Learning Circle

Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Starting June 28, 2021 Meet virtually with other adults interested in learning Italian. Explore the language with Free Library database Mango Languages. For beginners. This group is…

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 information…

Music and Mandarin: Learn and Practice Mandarin through Music and Song

Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Learn and practice Mandarin through music and song. This group for beginning and intermediate Mandarin speakers will teach language and culture, as well as basic reading and writing skills.  This…