ESL

CHPL's English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

The Cherry Hill Public Library provides a variety of classes for adults who want learn to speak or read English. Those who would like to participate in the class must have a Cherry Hill Library Card and compete our online registration form. Every applicant will be assigned up to two (2) classes according to their language ability and class availability. A student may be moved to a different class if the instructor considers the new class a better fit for their needs. 

Online ESL Registration Form

If you have any questions about the ESL Program, please contact Elby Wang by phone at 856-903-1227 or at ewang@chplnj.org.

Literacy Volunteers of Camden County

Image result for english as a second language Managed by the Camden County Library System, the Literacy Volunteers of Camden County (LVCC) offers free one-on-one and small group tutoring to Camden County adults at the lowest literacy levels. All LVCC students must complete the intake form which must be returned to their offices at the Voorhees Public Library. You can meet with your LVCC tutor here at the library in our group study rooms.

Literacy Volunteers of Camden County, not the Cherry Hill Public Library, will contact students after they have submitted the intake form.

For more information on LVCC classes:  

Phone: 856-772-1636 ext 7331
Email: literacy@camdencountylibrary.org
Website: http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/literacy

More Tools for ESL Learners

Activities for ESL Students
Grammar and vocabulary practice for all levels, including many bilingual quizzes for beginners. Also includes a link for teachers, with conversation questions, games, and many other ideas to put to use in the classroom.

BBC Learning English
An array of wonderful activities for practice, some relating to current events. Includes videos, quizzes, vocabulary practice, idioms, crosswords, and much more, though all with British accents.

Easy World for English
An attractive, user-friendly website including grammar, pronunciation, reading, and listening practice and an interactive picture dictionary.

GCF Learn Free
A well-designed site with interactive tutorials for everything from operating an ATM machine to reading food labels. If you click on the main page icon and then click on reading, the site has resources for English language learners as well, including stories to listen to and read along, and picture dictionaries.

Many Things
This website includes matching quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer-assisted language learning activities. The site also includes a special page on pronunciation, including practice with minimal pairs.

News in Slow English
A discussion of weekly world news events, American culture, and history specifically designed with English learners in mind. Conversational, podcast format – the program ran September to December 2017.