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Language Learning

Online Language Learning

Duolingo is great, but you might be getting tired of the green owl. Here are some other options:

 

Language Transfer - Use the rules of English to help you become conversational in a new language.

Open Culture - Pick the language you want to learn and find free programs and open online classes.

Pimsleur Spanish - The old tried and true method. The online service is not available to libraries but you can check out the complete e-audiobooks of Spanish Levels 1 and 2 on Libby. (You will only see it if you log in with your library card.) The other languages may be available on CD. You can check here.

Classes for English Language Learners

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Classes are full and we are nolong accepting applications for the 2023-2024 session.

We need ESL Tutors for 2024-2025 classes.

  • Training takes place online at your own pace.

  • We supply ESL learning materials such as Easy English News and News for You.

  • Classes begin in September/October 2024 and run through June 2025.

  • You set your own class schedule. Classes typically meet 1 time per week for 1 hour.

Adults who are interested in becoming ESL tutors should contact ESL Coordinator, Rafat Ispahany, at rafat.ispahany@tenafly.bccls.org or 201-568-8680.

ALL ESL - resources for ESL Tutors

Education First - grammar, idioms, vocabulary, quotations and names

Elizabeth Claire's Easy English News - monthly audio recordings of Easy English News articles

ESL Bits - Read books in English while listening to the correct English pronunciation

ESL Video - Free quizzes, lessons and online conversation classes for English language learners

Eva Easton's American English Pronunciation - video lessons and audio quizzes on all aspects of English

News For You - weekly online newspaper - listen options, vocabulary definitions, games and more (passcode: 063718)

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - online listening with comprehension quizzes - all levels of English

TV411 - videos and web activities designed to help improve reading, writing. Includes math and science topics

USA Learns - video lessons with activities, includes US Citizenship course

Voice of America Learning English - videos, lessons, news and more

Online Resources for English Language Learners

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