English Classes

English at the Library

Due to COVID-19, all Literacy Programs are currently on pause. You can find more information on our Alachua County Library District's current services here: https://www.aclib.us/CurrentServices

To translate the Alachua County Library District website into another language, scroll to the bottom of this page. Click "select language" and scroll through the list for that language. Para traducir el sitio web del Alachua County Library District a otro idioma, desplácese hacia abajo hasta el final de esta página. Haga clic en la barra "select language"  y desplácese por la lista hasta que encuentre el idioma que desea.

While our English classes are paused, here are some resources you can use at home. Please email us if you would like a list of more resources, literacy@aclib.us

Transparent Language: www.aclib.us/Transparent

If you haven't used Transparent Language before, it is an online language learning program with over 100 languages; including courses for English Language Learners. You can access it for free with your Alachua County Library District library card. Go to our Transparent Language. Login with your library card. Use your email to set up your user ID and set a unique password.

Learning Expresswww.aclib.us/LearningExpress
Has prep courses and practice tests for the TOEFL. Some resources in Spanish. Sign in with your library card. Create an account with an email and password to keep track of your progress.

Tutor.com: www.aclib.us/Tutor.com
Better for K-12 students. Some practice tests, but the big deal is live homework help as well as the ability to submit writing for feedback. Log in with your library card number. Create an account with an email and password to track your progress.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab: www.esl-lab.com
Practice your English listening skills- easy, intermediate, and difficult levels. Free to use, but please be mindful of the terms of service. 

English in the Community

We will check in regularly with community organizations about their English classes and conversational partner programs. When we have more information, we will add that information here. Please email us if you would like a list of more resources and updates on community programs re-opening, literacy@aclib.us

Classes in the community: Most are paused due to COVID-19. We will update this list as programs start back up. 

Santa Fe College ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages):  $30 plus cost of books.  Classes will be online only through Summer B. Do not let money or lack of a computer be a barrier. 

Registration for Summer B now open. Classes start Monday, June 29.

https://www.sfcollege.edu/adult-education/esol/index

Conversational Partner Programs: Most are paused due to COVID-19. We will update this list as programs start back up. 

English Corner: Online chats Tuesdays @ 2 pm & Thursdays @ 7 p.m. Those interested can email Bob Gailey, gatorgailey@juno.com, and he will send a Zoom Link. Free program!

Catholic Charities: Zoom classes through the summer. Beginning Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. Intermediate: Thursays, 6-8 p.m. To sign up, contact Pat Rayos. Ella no habla español, pero hay personas que hablan español. Call or text: 352-682-5078. Email: patrayos17@aol.com

Help in the Community

Looking for help? 

Current Services at the Library: Updated regularly as library services start back up.

Help in the Community is a list of resources in Alachua County and information about COVID-19. 

Right Service Alachua County is a list of food, healthcare, housing, jobs and other help. Or to find your county, go this link: http://www.rightservicefl.org/ And then click on your county on the map.

United Way of North Central Florida 2-1-1: Connects you to food, housing and other help in the community. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week. They can connect you to someone who speaks Spanish or another language.

Call 211 or 352-332-4631

Elder Helpline: 1-800-262-2243. Help line for seniors. They can connect you to someone who speaks Spanish or another language.

eGovernment: Information on food stamps, medicaid, job searches and more.