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Literacy & ESOL

Adult Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Tutoring

The Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex and Passaic Counties (LVA) provides programs for adults who need help with basic literacy skills or who are interested in learning English. Tutors are available by appointment to work with students one-on-one. To participate, call (973) 566-6200 ext. 217. For more information on LVA, click here.

There is also an English Conversation Group that meets every Tuesday from 7 to 8pm in the Main Library’s Conference Room. This is not an ESOL class, rather an informal group conversation aimed at improving your English speaking skills. This group is unaffiliated with LVA. For more information, please call 973-746-4319 or email lwhite9187@verizon.net.

ESOL Classes

MPL and LVA offers 10-week class sessions through spring of 2017. Classes take place four mornings a week at the Bellevue Avenue Branch Library in Upper Montclair. There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee per session. For more information and to register, call LVA at (973) 566-6200 ext. 217 or email mramirez@lvaep.org.

Si usted o alguien que usted conoce, necesita ayuda para aprender Ingles, MPL en asociación con LVA ofrece clases de ingles. Por mas información y para inscribirse por favor comuníquese al (973) 566-6200 ext. 217 o mramirez@lvaep.org.

Online English Language Learning

Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, and more. MPL cardholders can access Mango Languages from any device, including through the Mango mobile app.

Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and for millions of individual learners around the world. Any NJ library cardholder can access Rosetta Stone; to use the mobile app, follow these steps:

  1.  On your mobile device go to the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android) and download the Rosetta Stone app.
  2. On your mobile device visit http://www.jerseyclicks.org and click on the Rosetta Stone link.
  3. Enter your library card number if prompted.
  4. When the Rosetta Stone screen appears log in with your username and password and choose the language you wish to learn.
  5. On the next screen click the link that says Launch Rosetta Stone.
  6. The Rosetta Stone app on your mobile device will launch.

Interested in learning a new language? Take a class through the Adult School Department of MPL! Click here to learn more!

Online Adult Basic Education

Looking to improve your basic reading and math skills? Preparing for the GED or US Citizenship test? Learning Express has online practice exams and lessons that can help you build your skills and improve your scores!

For help using our online resources, or questions about adult literacy and ESOL programs, contact Reference Department.

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