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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.

English Conversation Circles

Practise your English skills while we talk, listen, learn, and laugh about life in Canada.

Find English Conversation Circles at a library near you.

Find English Conversation Circles in the community.

Download and print English Conversation Circle flyers in various languages:


Learn about English Language Assessment

Learn about the language assessment process and ask a language assessor your questions.

More information


Amazing Biographies

Search the Catalogue

If you are using the library catalogue to look for ESL items, the following searches will help:


These lists of books and other materials may help you in your learning:

Beginner ESLEnglish in the Workplace
Everyday English IELTS
Learn About Canada Listening Skills
Picture Dictionaries Pronunciation

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