Edible Alphabet

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. Students will learn vocabulary and grammar, as well as practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English while cooking a new delicious recipe every week.

Edible Alphabet offers students a chance to improve their English skills while cooking new recipes and eating delicious foods. The program is offered both at the Parkway Central Library and in our Neighborhood Libraries.

For more on the Free Library's services for English language learners including bilingual and foreign language print and electronic resources, information on citizenship, health and wellness, and other resources, visit the Free Library's New Americans page.

Register for Edible Alphabet now!

Please sign-up for an upcoming Edible Alphabet course. You can also call the Culinary Literacy Center for more information at 215-686-5323 or email kitchen@freelibrary.org.

Our library card applications are also available in the following languages on our Library Card Application page: Español (Spanish), 汉语 (Chinese), Việt (Vietnamese), Русский (Russian), Français (French), and عربي(Arabic).

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Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Tue, September 29, 2020 10:30 A.M.
Virtual Program

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: TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. September 15, 2020 -…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment New Americans Culinary Literacy Language Study English Language Learners Languages and Learning Center Culinary Literacy Cooking and Nutrition Virtual Programs

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Wed, September 30, 2020 10:30 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

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: WEDNESDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. September 23, 2020 - Ocotber 14,…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment New Americans Culinary Literacy Language Study English Language Learners Languages and Learning Center Culinary Literacy Cooking and Nutrition Virtual Programs

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Thu, October 1, 2020 10:30 A.M.
Virtual Program

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: TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. September 15, 2020 -…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment New Americans Culinary Literacy Language Study English Language Learners Languages and Learning Center Culinary Literacy Cooking and Nutrition Virtual Programs

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Tue, October 6, 2020 10:30 A.M.
Virtual Program

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: TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. September 15, 2020 -…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment New Americans Culinary Literacy Language Study English Language Learners Languages and Learning Center Culinary Literacy Cooking and Nutrition Virtual Programs

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Wed, October 7, 2020 10:30 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

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: WEDNESDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. September 23, 2020 - Ocotber 14,…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment New Americans Culinary Literacy Language Study English Language Learners Languages and Learning Center Culinary Literacy Cooking and Nutrition Virtual Programs

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Thu, October 8, 2020 10:30 A.M.
Virtual Program

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: TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. September 15, 2020 -…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment New Americans Culinary Literacy Language Study English Language Learners Languages and Learning Center Culinary Literacy Cooking and Nutrition Virtual Programs

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Wed, October 14, 2020 10:30 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

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: WEDNESDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. September 23, 2020 - Ocotber 14,…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment New Americans Culinary Literacy Language Study English Language Learners Languages and Learning Center Culinary Literacy Cooking and Nutrition Virtual Programs

Blog Posts

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 being, all Edible Alphabet classes are being run virtually in the interest of public health and… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    September 10, 2020   

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 residents with resources about citizenship and naturalization .  On Wednesday, September 23, the… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    September 9, 2020    1

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 being, all Edible Alphabet classes are being run virtually in the interest of public health and… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    September 3, 2020    1

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 Coast, Japan, Pakistan, Syria, and Taiwan) joined us on a video call to… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    August 26, 2020   

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 Library locations remain closed to the public in the interest of public health and safety , we will be… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    July 14, 2020   

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 Library locations remain closed to the public in the interest of public health and safety, we will be… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    June 23, 2020   

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 Library locations remain closed to the public in the interest of public health and safety , we will be… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    June 16, 2020    1

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 Library locations remain closed to the public in the interest of public health and safety , we will be… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    June 9, 2020   

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 Library locations remain closed to the public in the interest of public health and safety , we will be… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    June 2, 2020   

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 Library locations remain closed to the public in the interest of public health and safety, we will be… continue reading

By Lindsay S.    May 26, 2020   


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