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English as a Second Language
To help learners and teachers of English as a Second Language, all Kitchener Public Library locations offer a wide selection of language learning materials.
Topics include vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, reading, communication, grammar, idioms as well as TOEFL, IELTS, and other English tests.
Improve Your English Online
Road to IELTS
Designed to help people learning English with Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Road to IELTS helps exam candidates with every aspect of test preparation.
Transparent Language Online
Grammar and speaking lessons for over 90 languages. You must create a profile to use Transparent Language. You will need your library card to create a profile.
Dual Language Books for All Ages
Search the Catalogue
If you are using the library catalogue to look for ESL items, the following searches will help:
- English language textbooks for foreign speakers
- English language sound recordings for foreign speakers
- English language self-instruction
- English language spoken English
- English language study and teaching
These lists of books and other materials may help you in your learning:
|Beginner ESL||Listening Skills|
|Beginner ESL Fiction||Picture Dictionaries|
|Learn About Canada|
Need more info?
We welcome ESL teachers and tutors to bring their students for a library tour. For more information, or to book a tour, contact librarian Kristin Johnson-Perlock.
Phone: 519.743.0271 x230