English as a Second Language Programs

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English Classes – contact the library for the schedule of these free classes.

Conversation Club-this is offered periodically at different times/days. Please call the library at 712.722.2138 and talk to Ruth for more information.

ESL Materials-see a list of ESL materials in our catalog.

  • Books for students
  • Books for teachers/tutors
  • Dictionaries
  • ESL leveled reading books
  • DVDs for students
  • DVDs for teachers/tutors
  • Language games
  • Flashcards
  • iPads with ESL apps such as Transparent Languages, pronunciation apps, voice translators, grammar practice, medical English, and reading practice (in library use only)

Online resources

  • LearningExpress Library-an online learning platform including basic skills improvement courses for reading and writing
  • Transparent Languagesan online language learning program that is mobile friendly and includes interactive activities.
  • USA Learns – a free resource to practice beginning & intermediate English as well as citizenship preparation.

Do you work with immigrants or English Language Learners? Ruth or Maria would be happy to come and share about ESL resources (or other topics) with your employees or organization. Please call them at 712-722-2138 to set up a time.
OLOS_American_dream_blog-2 Thanks to the American Dream Starts @your library and Dollar General Literacy Foundation for helping us develop our ESL collection.

Related community resources

ESL classes in Sioux Center and surrounding towns (contact Norma at NCC 712-324-5061 x124 for the schedule, or stop by the library)

1:1 tutoring through PIECE (student application in English or Spanish) (volunteer tutor application)

GED classes through NCC – Contact NCC (712) 324-5061 ext. 124 or the library for more information.

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