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Learning English

ESOL Classes in the library

Practice English is an informal drop-in program for those who want to improve their English skills. This group meets from 10-11 am on Saturdays at the Faxon Library, 1073 New Britain Ave. No registration is necessary

Talk It Up! Talk It Up! is on sabbatical for Fall 2017.  Please call 860-561-6990 to speak with a librarian about other local ESL class options available during the fall 2017 season, and stay tuned for a revised, re-imagined Talk It Up! anticipated in early 2018.


Online Information and Learning Resources

You can use these from computers at the libraries or from a computer at home with a West Hartford library card.

Transparent Language English and other language practice
Universal Class 500+ classes on all subjects, including English grammar, speaking, and writing


Community Resources

West Hartford Public Schools
West Hartford Continuing Educations: ESOL Classes
West Hartford Continuing Education: GED program


Online Resources

Duolingo - Free Online Language program with an element of fun. 

Coursera English Classes - Free College English/ESL Classes Online.

USA Learns - Practice listening, reading, spelling, speaking, writing and grammar. For beginners and intermediate level learners. Also available with instruction in Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese.

Guide to Grammar - Capital Community College's writing guide