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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CANCELLED - Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking! (Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!)

Fri, July 10, 2020 10:30 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! Los adultos estan invitados a esta clase de ingels GRATIS. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en ingles - y cocinamos juntos! Fridays 10:30 a.m. – 1:30…

Adult New Americans Culinary Literacy New Americans English Language Learners

CANCELLED - Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking! (Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!)

Fri, July 17, 2020 10:30 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! Los adultos estan invitados a esta clase de ingels GRATIS. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en ingles - y cocinamos juntos! Fridays 10:30 a.m. – 1:30…

Adult New Americans Culinary Literacy New Americans English Language Learners

CANCELLED - Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking! (Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!)

Fri, July 24, 2020 10:30 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! Los adultos estan invitados a esta clase de ingels GRATIS. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en ingles - y cocinamos juntos! Fridays 10:30 a.m. – 1:30…

Adult New Americans Culinary Literacy New Americans English Language Learners

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Wed, July 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: Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. July 29, 2020 - August 19, 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

CANCELLED - Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking! (Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!)

Fri, July 31, 2020 10:30 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! Los adultos estan invitados a esta clase de ingels GRATIS. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en ingles - y cocinamos juntos! Fridays 10:30 a.m. – 1:30…

Adult New Americans Culinary Literacy New Americans English Language Learners

Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Wed, August 5, 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: Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. July 29, 2020 - August 19, 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, August 12, 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: Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. July 29, 2020 - August 19, 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, August 19, 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: Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. July 29, 2020 - August 19, 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

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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   

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   

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 19, 2020   

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 is a database that you can access on your computer, tablet, or smartphone with your library card and… continue reading

By Phil K.   May 4, 2020    2

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 learning from home. To access these tools, you’ll need your Free Library card number and PIN to log… continue reading

By Lindsay S.   March 26, 2020    2

The Languages and Learning Center offers relevant and engaging programs and resources for English language learners. Here are 7 great ways we can help you learn, improve, and speak English!   Attend an English Conversation Circle Join us for weekly conversation hours across the city and build your confidence in speaking English.… continue reading

By Lindsay S.   February 18, 2020    1

Edible Alphabet is a free English language learning program offered to adults by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission of the program is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking and library projects. Students learn vocabulary and grammar, as well as practice listening, speaking,… continue reading

By Lindsay S.   January 3, 2020   


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