Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to learn a new language? Or to brush up on your high school Spanish? Or improve your English? Then come to the library!
We have a number of fun and educational options for you to speak another language–here are a few for you to check out.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class begins on March 3 and continues every Friday morning through April 7. Class is 10:30 to 12:30 and you need to register online. This is going to be an international class focusing on beginner and advanced beginner English skills in conversation, reading and writing. ESOL instructor Linda Stephenson will teach the six week class–and it’s free!
The Westchester Library System and the Greenburgh Library have a new online language course: Mango Languages. This too is a free service provided you have a library card. Seventy two languages are available for you to choose from and each covers a wide variety of topics and learning styles. Get started!
On Wednesday afternoons, the English-Spanish Conversation Group meets from 2:00 to 3:30pm to improve their language skills. We practice both languages–but not at the same time–and have a lot of fun. After conversing in small groups we come together to share what we’ve learned and to clear up any questions. We all learn together, and all are welcome! On Wednesday, January 18th, we’ll have a special class with peer teachers who will lead us through English and Spanish proverbs, pronunciation, online language learning resources, and other fun activities. Join us!
And of course the library has books, audiobooks, and DVDs to help you learn another language. You can find these resources in the 400s in the nonfiction sections. Visit the ESOL section on the second floor to focus on English Language Learning. Check out a CD audiobook like “Learn in your car: Spanish” or borrow a foreign language DVD from the first floor collection.
Whatever your language learning resolution is for 2017, we have a way to help you achieve your goal!