ESL - English as a Second Language

The Commerce Township Community Library offers a wide range of materials to help English language learners including books, audiotapes and videos.  Topics of interest include vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, writing skills, immigration and citizenship.

Free adult ed websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/
Interactive activities (quizzes, games, worksheets, fact sheets) for students and resources for educators.

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/
Online interactive activities and tutorials for anyone to, according to the website, “improve the technology, literacy, and math skills necessary…to be successful in both work and life.”

http://www.pdictionary.com/
Free, online multilingual dictionary for ESL and beginning students of all ages; activities include flashcards, fill-in-the blanks, word scrambles.

http://www.usalearns.org
Learn English, basic reading, writing, speaking, and life skills.

http://www1.voanews.com/learningenglish/home
Voice of America-Learning English - Created for ESL learners, but the adult learner will benefit from these news stories with transcripts and MP3 podcasts read at a slower pace.

https://www.nationalliteracydirectory.org/
Find literacy programs for adults, children, employers and more in your local area through this great web resource. America's Literacy Directory is a service of the National Institute for Literacy and partners. Just enter your zip code and the kind of help you are seeking and how far you are able to travel to a program.

Also, brainfuse.com is available to valid Commerce Township Library card holders for help with homework. Use your library card to get free online homework help from expert tutors in math, science, English and social studies. Available in English seven days a week from 2 p.m. - 11 p.m.

http://www.oaklandliteracy.net/
The Oakland Literacy Council provides basic literacy and English language instruction to adults in order to facilitate lifelong learning, employment skills and personal well-being. Call 1-248-253-1617 for further information.