ESOL/Literacy

English Conversation Classes

Online English Conversation Classes are available to Florida residents ages 18 and over from October 17 to December 18, 2021. The classes will meet virtually via Zoom on a weekly basis for 8 weeks. Classes are available at several flexible times - Sundays from 2-4pm, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 6-8pm, and Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

In these classes you will learn about life in the USA while practicing your English with a teacher in this special program for immigrants living in Florida. The classes are taught at an intermediate English level. The teachers will be speaking in English. This course is not for beginners who are just starting to learn English.

For more information and to sign up please visit the Florida Literacy Coalition website. 

ESOL Tutoring


In partnership with the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas (LCUP), the Safety Harbor Public Library offers free Adult Literacy and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) tutoring.

Tutors


The library is seeking English-speaking volunteer tutors. If interested, please attend an ESOL Conversation Club meeting and complete a tutor information form (PDF) and return it to the Answers Desk in the library or email it to shplref@cityofsafetyharbor.com.
LCUP

Students


If you need beginning ESOL instruction, intermediate ESOL instruction, or tutoring in Adult Literacy, please complete a student information form (PDF) and return it to the Answers Desk in the library or email to shplref@cityofsafetyharbor.com. As soon as a tutor is available that matches your schedule needs, you will be notified.


Materials Available


ESOL and Adult Literacy books, CDs and DVDs are available and may be borrowed from the library with a Pinellas County library card.

Conversation Club


ESOL Conversation Club takes place at varying times throughout the year. Please see the events calendar for more information on current or upcoming sessions. Join others in an informal setting and practice your English conversation skills. Different topics of discussion will be covered each week to help you learn how to communicate in everyday situations.

Pronunciator Online Language Learning


Pronunciator is an online language-learning service that covers over 90 languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL). It focuses on building conversational skills using interactive online drills, quizzes, downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks, covering vocabulary and conversation to make learning fun. Apps are also available for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire.

Citizenship Preparation


Are you or someone you know ready to start preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test and interview process? Help is available at the library.

Requirements


The basic requirements for Citizenship Preparation students are:
  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must have had a permanent resident card for at least 5 years.
  • If married to a U.S. citizen, you must have had a permanent resident card for 3 years.
  • You can speak, understand, read and write basic English.
  • You have the ability to pass a test on U.S. history and basic government.
If you meet these requirements, complete a student information form (PDF) and return it to the library.

Internet Resources for ESOL


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Safety Harbor Public Library • 101 2nd Street North, Safety Harbor, FL 34695 • 

727-724-1525
General Info: 
shplref@cityofsafetyharbor.com