English as a second language

English Speaking Practice at the ESL Book Club

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsIf English is your second language, and you want to speak it better, join our monthly ESL Book Club. We spend 2 or 3 months on a book and meet to discuss it - all in English. The next meeting is this coming Wednesday, 9/21 at 3:30pm, and we're discussing Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  

We need Tutors! Are YOU interested?

At LSC-Tomball Community Library, requests for help in mastering the English language are ongoing. We get requests from people attempting English for the first time and from veterans who want to improve their grammar, reading, writing, or accent. We try to match these eager adult learners with a volunteer tutor.

We have also started classes for those hoping to become U.S. citizens and for those classes we also need tutors.

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer tutor? You don’t need skills in another language and you don’t need to be an expert in either our language or our civics. We have several training days for you to choose from, below. So now would be a good time to sign up! Call us at 832-559-4200.

ESL Tutor Training                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday, July 29th 9:00 am - 11:00 am, or                                                                                                                                   Thursday, August 11th 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Citizenship Tutor Training
Saturday, August 13th 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

ESL Tutors Needed

In the Katy area there is a great need for English as a Second Language instruction for adults. Although the Maud Marks Library offers many free ESL classes we are unable to keep up with the demand.  If you would like to help someone learn to speak English please consider taking our ESL tutor training workshop on Saturday, October 4, from 9 AM to 2 PM.  There is no charge for training attendance or materials.

ESL Level 1 Classes to Start September 22

If you or someone you know needs to learn to speak, read and write English, please complete the ESL Application in person at the Galena Park Library, 1500 Keene St., Galena Park,  TX 77547  **New Level 1 classes start on Mon. Sept. 22nd at 10 am. Classes are held in the Meeting Room. Please call for more information: 713-450-0982

ESL Level 1 Classes to Start September 9-10

 If you or someone you know needs to learn to speak, read and write English, please complete the ESL Application in person at the North Channel Library, 15741 Wallisville Rd., Houston, TX 77049  **New Level 1 classes start on Tues. Sept. 9th at 6 pm and Wed. Sept. 10th at 10 am. Classes are held in the Meeting Room. Please call for more information: 281-457-1631

Looking for English Classes?

It doesn't happen often, but the Maud Marks Library has some openings in our ESL program.  Just come in and speak with a librarian.  We will ask you to fill out a short application and take a quick test so we can figure out your level.  Then, we will match you with one of the classes with openings.  Just make sure you answer all the questions on the application as thoroughly as possible.

Hurry in!  We have new classes starting soon!

Volunteer ESL Tutors Needed! Training Sessions March 21 & 29

There are a lot of very good reasons to become a volunteer English as a second language tutor at Harris County Public Library. One of the best is that with a small investment of your time each week you can make a huge difference in one of your neighbors' lives--and no experience is necessary. On March 21 and 29, HCPL is offering free training sessions that will give you all the tools you'll need. 

To register for one of the training sessions below, or for more information, please call the library, or call or email the literacy coordinator at 713-749-9035.

Become a Volunteer ESL Tutor !!

Have you ever wanted to help someone learn to read, write, and speak English?  If so, there will be a free training for prospective Volunteer ESL Tutors on Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 PM. in the library Meeting Room.  Steve Zach, Harris County Public Library's Literacy Coordinator, will be presenting current teaching methods designed specifically for working with students of English as a second language ("ESL").  For more information, or to register, please call 281-360-6804, or stop by our Adult Services desk.

We Need Even More ESL Tutors

Ten weeks ago we wrote that our English as a Second Language programs were burgeoning and that we needed tutors. A number of people signed up and we’re so grateful. And now we need even more tutors because even more people are asking to learn English.

We need Tutors

Our English as a Second Language programs are burgeoning. Every week at the library we hold discussion groups that provide forums for practicing speaking English, and we also offer individual tutoring sessions--also at the library--at times convenient to the tutor and the student.

We're looking for more volunteers to tutor people who want to learn to speak, read, and write English. Are you interested? If you'd like to volunteer, please give Charity Martin a call at 832-559-4200. 

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