Learning English

ESOL Classes in the library

If you are a speaker of a language other than English and you would like to learn to practice English, please contact Pramod Pradhan, Community Engagement Librarian, at the Faxon Branch Library at (860) 561-8202. Classes are scheduled at Faxon every Friday 10AM – 12PM.

This is an adult intermediate level English class for people with some English experience, who can hold some conversations speaking about everyday topics and personal preferences. The class will review grammar basics, learn how to offer and request advice, talk about plans, and fix common mistakes in English pronunciation.

There are also opportunities for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to virtually teach ESOL classes, please contact Pramod Pradhan at the number shown above.


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


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