Adult English Language Learners

Adult English Language Learners (ELL) Resources

Learn and improve English for free.

Work on:

  • reading
  • writing
  • speaking
  • listening
  • citizenship
  • job preparation


  • library classes
  • self-study courses
  • online tutoring
  • books, ebooks, films


Learn to read and write English with a one-to-one volunteer tutor. For adults who can speak conversational English and want help with basic reading and writing.

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Get a Library Card

Find out how to get an eCard at home or a full-service card if you are in a library.

Online Resources

Learning Express

Rosetta Stone builds reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. It has over 50 hours of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation instruction at every language level.


Free online tutors for academic help every day, 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. It includes Live Tutoring, Writing Lab, Language Lab, and support for adult learners writing resumes. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available.

Learning Express

Self-study courses, practice tests and ebooks on Adult Core Skills like reading, writing, grammar; as well as sample tests and test preparation for citizenship exams, career exams, and High School Equivalency exams.


eBooks and eAudiobooks, including Pimsleur audiobooks for English learning.


Free, streaming, movies, online with closed captioning available so viewers can read and/or watch in English.

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