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ESL Materials

Every Library location has a ESL materials suited for your learning level.Reading levels

We call it the 'Literacy Collection.' This collection includes books, CDs, DVDs and electronic resources.

Materials found in the Literacy Collection focus on:

  • Easy reading for practice
  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Pronunciation, speaking and listening
  • Test preparation
  • Reading comprehension
  • Citizenship

All of the books in our ESL collection have Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced stickers on them. Look for the sticker to find a book at your reading level!


ESL Programs at the Library — Adult

ESL Coffee and ConversationGroup of diverse adults in a discussion group

  • All skill levels are welcome
  • No registration is required
  • Coffee and tea are provided!

ESL Conversation Club (Intermediate Level)

  • 6-week program
  • Improve your English conversation skills
  • Intended for intermediate-level English learners

Great Reads for ESL Learners

  • Learn more about finding English books at your reading level
  • Learn about fiction and non-fiction materials suited to all reading types

If you like these programs, you might also like:


ESL Programs at the Library — Youth

Group of diverse youth hold a Canadian flagESL Teen Talk

ESL Teens and Tweens practice English with friends their own age!

  • Games, friends, snacks, and prizes!
  • If your child is between the ages of 10 - 14 and would like to register for this program, click here.

If you are a teen and would like to volunteer to help with this program, click here.


ESL Book-Club-in-a-Bag

ESL Bookclub in a bag materials

  • Great for the classroom or a group of friends.
  • Each kit has 10 copies of a book and guidelines on how to start a book club!
  • Available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced learners.

 

For those wanting to try a book club for the first time, try CPL's Easiest Book Club Ever!

ESL Book Club in a Bag

  • Bookworms club stories for reading circles : stages 3 and 4 coral
    Bookworms club stories for reading circles : stages 3 and 4 coral
  • Bookworms club stories for reading circles : stages 4 and 5 Ruby
    Bookworms club stories for reading circles : stages 4 and 5 Ruby
  • Pride And Prejudice
    Pride And Prejudice
  • Dead man's island
    Dead man's island
  • Oxford Bookworms : Starter The Girl With Red Hair Audio Cd Pack
    Oxford Bookworms : Starter The Girl With Red Hair Audio Cd Pack
  • Sister love and other crime stories [includes audio CD]
    Sister love and other crime stories [includes audio CD]
  • Sally's phone
    Sally's phone
  • Titanic
    Titanic
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E-Library Resources

 

Mango Languages

Online language learning courses for 61 languages.  Also includes English language learning in 17 languages.

Learning Express

Learning Express

Practice tests & answers for elementary through college age. Entrance exams, math, grammar, GED, job search and more. Now featuring practice for the Canadian Citizenship Test.

 

 

 


Helpful Links

Assessing your Language Level

ILVARC services are available by appointment only.

Call (403) 262-2656

ESL Programs in Calgary