English for Speakers of Other Languages

Learn English in a classroom-based learning environment with an ESOL instructor or practice independently at one of our Open Language Labs.

Upcoming Events

Registration Required
Monday
November
18
6:00​pm
(Chickasaw - Combined Meeting Room)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
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Registration Required
Monday
November
18
6:00​pm
(Washington Park - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Language Learning
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs. #ellis#esol #esl
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No Registration Required
Monday
November
18
6:15​pm
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Language Learning
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs. #ellis#esol #esl
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Registration Required
Monday
November
18
6:30​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
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Registration Required
Monday
November
18
6:30​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
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Registration Required
Monday
November
18
6:30​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Language Learning
English for Families is a series of interactive classes for parents and children (ages 6-12) that focuses on developing English vocabulary and literacy skills through strategic and fun story reading.
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Orange County Library System library card

Register for a library card:

Register for a library card online and we will mail it to your home. Or get your card sooner by visiting us in person.

Online language learning

On-the-go Learning:

Learn on-the-go or in the comfort of your own home or favorite coffee shop with Mango and Rocket Languages. Courses are designed to allow you to go at your own pace and can be access on-demand at any time.

Course Options:

Open Language Lab Including ESOL

Various Locations

Explore and learn English or another language of your choice via computer-based learning in an Open Language Lab. Choose from ELLIS, Pronunciator, Mango Languages or Rocket Languages.

 

Practice Makes Perfect

Various Locations

Join us each week as an Adult Literacy League certified instructor helps you build your confidence. This program is presented through partnerships between the Orange County Library System and the Adult Literacy League Inc.

 

Speaking Clearly and Writing Clearly: Beginner and Intermediate

Southeast Branch & South Creek Branch

ESOL series focusing on listening comprehension, pronunciation, spoken, grammar and written English.

 

Reading Clearly: Intermediate

Southeast Branch

An English class designed to work on reading skills and strategies to increase reading comprehension. Participants must have a basic understanding of English. Even if participants do not speak English well, they can participate if they understand some English.

 

English from Zero

Alafaya Branch, Southeast Branch, South Trail Branch, Chickasaw Branch, Hiawassee Branch, North Orange, Orlando Public Library & Washington Park Branch

ESOL workshops, vocabulary and basic grammar for English learners with no English language skills.

 

English Conversation Hour

Southeast Branch, South Creek Branch & Winter Garden Branch

Practice your English speaking skills and chat with us.

 

Improve Your English Reading Workshop

Various Locations

Improve your English conversational skills, vocabulary, pronunciation and comprehension by reading a book. This event is presented through a partnership between the Orange County Library System and the Adult Literacy League Inc. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, call 407.422.1540 or visit adultliteracyleague.org.