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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

Practice your English speaking skills and meet new people while we talk, listen, learn, and laugh about life in Canada.

Find an English Conversation Circle:

At the Library     In the Community (pdf)

Improve Your English Online

Clear Pronunciation 1

Learn to pronounce the sounds of the English language through audio, video and interactive activities.


Learn over 80 languages with self-directed lessons, videos and more. Create a free account to track your progress.

Pronunciator ProCitizen Canada

An interactive course for newcomers preparing to take the Canadian Citizenship Test. You must have a Pronunciator account to take this course.

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.

Find ESL Materials

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Stories at my level

Beginner English

Intermediate English

Listening and Pronunciation



Picture dictionaries

Workplace English

Resources for teaching ESL

Need More Info?

We welcome ESL teachers and tutors to bring their students for a library tour, or we can visit your ESL class. For more information, or to book a tour, contact librarian Erica Dudszus.


Phone: 519-743-0271 ex 216