ESL Resources

All participants will receive a free library card with a photo ID and current address.  With a library card, you can use Mango (see below), an online language learning software and borrow ESL workbooks, CDs, and picture dictionaries to practice at home.  We also have a growing collection of Spanish and Portuguese books and movies.

Practice and Learn English at Your Own Pace

Aside from the conversation circles, Mango Languages is an online language learning software that is easy to use, which can help you learn and practice your English. “This program uses real-life situations and practical conversations to teach a new language.”* You will only two things to get started:

  1. An internet-connected computer or device with audio capability
  2. A valid library card

Get started online by following this link and clicking “Sign Up Now.” Or please stop by the library for a pamphlet and ask a Reference Librarian for help getting started.

*Source: Mango brochure

Lead a Conversation Circle

Would you like to volunteer to help English as a Second language learners speak better English?

We need group leaders who can guide a conversation, make sure everyone speaks, and who can keep a commitment. No formal teaching experience is needed, but please do have some ideas for conversations, some history of group leadership and when you would like to convene a group.

If you think this is for you-please contact Miriam Achenbach at machenbach@cwmars.org or at 508-624-6992.