ESL Classes

English as a Second Language Morning Mixers

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Improve your language skills with the library! Join us for virtual English as a Second Language lessons and games in a fun and welcoming environment. Interested participants must register online in order to receive an emailed link to join the class meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

¡Mejora tu inglés en línea con la Suffolk Public Library! Únase a nosotros a clases y juegos en inglés en un ambiente divertido y acogedor. Los participantes interesados deben registrarse para recibir un correo electronico con enlace a la clase por medio de Zoom.

Wednesdays at 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Find dates here.

English Conversation Group

Want to improve your English? Join other English as a Second Language learners to increase your vocabulary and speaking skills over casual conversation.

This group meets twice a month over Zoom.  Use this link to register for the meeting on Zoom. After you have completed the registration, you will receive an email with more information about joining the meeting.

Saturday, April 3 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Saturday,  April 17 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM 

Saturday,  May 1 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM 

Saturday,  May 15 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM 

More Local Resources 

The Suffolk Literacy Council can connect you with a volunteer tutor in the community to learn and practice English. Click this link for more information.

Virginia Beach Public Library offers an online English Conversation Club. They meet on Wednesdays at 2:30 - 3:30 PM. Click this link for more information.

The College and Career Academy at Prudent offers English classes for adults pursuing a Grade Equivalency Degree (GED). The classes meet Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 - 8:30 PM. You must pay tuition for classes at Pruden. Click this link for more information. 

Uninsured and need healthcare? Western Tidewater Free Clinic may be able to help you. 

¿No está asegurado y necesita atención médica? Western Tidewater Clinic posiblemente puede ayudarle!

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Universal Class

Universal Class is an  online learning platform  that offers  ESL Basic Grammar, ESL Basic Writing Skills, and ESL Grammar Skills courses 1 through 5. It also includes a US Citizenship test preparation course. Courses are all in English with both written and video presentations of the material. What you need: Suffolk Public Library card number.

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World Languages Collection

Explore books for all ages in multiple languages including language learning kits! These books are available to check out with your library card.

 Click here to learn more.