English as a Second Language 

Resources for learning English at Alexandria Library.



ESL beginner : English as a second language      Barron's English for foreign language speakers the easy way     Basic vocabulary in use : with answers : 60 units of vocabulary practice in North American English     Compelling conversations : questions and quotations on timeless topics : an engaging ESL textbook for advanced students    English language learners : the essential guide


1001 most useful English words for Spanish-speaking people     Essential words for the TOEIC, with audio CDs      A conversation book : English in everyday life      Living language. English [audiobook (CD)]     Getting ahead in the U.S.


More Books

English Language 

Basic Reading Books

Learn English -- Audiobooks

Learn English -- DVDs



Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages. 

Testing and Education Reference Center
TOEFL and TOIC test preparation

ESL Classes at Alexandria Library

All classes are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Check the events calendar for specific dates.

The Beatley Central Library (5005 Duke Street) hosts the following ESL workshops:

  • "All Levels" for English Conversation every Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the large Meeting Room.

The "All Levels" morning Engligh conversation classes are taught by volunteers with have several years of teaching experience and extensive travel backgrounds. The class is informal, with topics and questions introduced by the instructors.

For more information, please call 703.746.1702, ext. 3.


The Burke Branch Library (4701 Seminary Road) hosts the Beginner level ESL workshops on Mondays and Fridays, 1-3 p.m. Check the events calendar for specific dates.

Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents. 

For more information, please call 703.746.1704, ext. 3. 




Northern Virginia Community College's ESL Program
Information about ESL classes offered through Northern Virginia Community College.

Activities for ESL Students
Quizzes, exercises, puzzles created by ESL teachers for those learning English.

English as a Second Language
Links to Web sites covering grammar, writing, pronunciation, reading, games, and more.

Official TOEFL website to see where the tests are being offered.

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