Public libraries are among the first institutions that new Americans turn to for their English language learning, according to the American Dream foundation. You can connect with your ESL, immigrant and refugee patron communities by providing English classes, ESL discussion groups, and by offering English language programs that patrons can take home.
Living Language has ten ESL programs available during this exciting 50% off sale. Check out the following ESL programs (or click here for the full ESL list) if you’re interested in growing your library’s English language resources and strengthening your relationship with America’s newest patrons:
For any non-English speaking person—a revolutionary program that teaches English to speakers of any language—no knowledge of English required. Patrons will learn all the basic grammar and vocabulary needed for everyday situations.
For any patron who wants to improve their American English, EASY PRONUNCIATION is an easy, practical accent elimination program in Standard American English pronunciation. It includes simple explanations of sounds and intonations, as well as an abundance of examples—both single words and complete sentences, helpful hints to avoid common pitfalls, and rapid conversational English. This program is especially helpful for school, work, and everyday social interaction.
For non-native speakers who want to learn natural-sounding conversational English. The lessons focus on situations that everyone can relate to. EASY AMERICAN IDIOMS covers everyday situations, including meeting people, expressing likes/satisfaction, expressing dislikes/displeasure, working, shopping, socializing, sports, television, going out, and more.
The ideal program for developing native-like fluency in English. FLUENT ENGLISH focuses on the essentials—idiomatic expressions, verbs, practical vocabulary, and grammar usage in context—and builds listening comprehension as well as pronunciation and intonation skills. It provides numerous opportunities for patrons to practice speaking, listening, writing, and reading English, and includes essential information about living and working in the United States.
For immigrants living in the United States, English skills are just half the battle. In addition to mastering the language, they have to learn how to succeed in a new country and an unfamiliar culture. GETTING AHEAD IN THE U.S. is an essential course for immigrants navigating life in the United States.
For non-native speakers who want to learn English the way it is really spoken. Ideal for intermediate-level patrons who speak enough English to get by but who want to improve their grammar, expand their vocabulary, and refine their pronunciation and listening comprehension.
A multimedia audio, video, and print package that utilizes a proven 1-2-3 approach for learning to speak, read, and write in English. There are three thematic programs that can also be bought separately: Everyday Life (teaches basic teaches basic communication skills, from asking for directions to opening a bank account), Health, Home and Community (focuses on personal security, health, and community issues) and Work and School (includes lessons on the job search, interviewing, enrolling children in school, getting a driver’s license, and more).