ESL Through Your Library


ESL in various languages

Learning English can be easy at home on your own time! The Library offers products that can help you or a loved one learn English.

  • Mango Languages offers a number of online courses in various native languages as evident from the screenshot above. With instruction in everything from Chinese to Polish, Italian to Korean, these modules will get help you learn English in a snap! You need to create an online account the first time you log in to start using Mango. After that, each time you log in, you will start your lessons where you left off. Take as many courses as you like!
  • Learning Express also offers ESL assistance with Spanish Language GRE preparation, courses for adults to sharpen their reading and writing skills, citizenship courses and modules in Spanish. This great resource also has in English practice tests in all subjects for all ages, career and resume writing assistance and computer courses.
  • Looking for a newspaper in a foreign language? Library Press Display offers hundreds of titles in languages from all over the world - same day papers in full text. This can be a great comfort to someone who misses their home. You can also use the papers in English as a teaching tool. Try it out!


To use these products from home, a valid Palo Alto Library card is necessary. If you have any questions, contact us.
Want to find a local class? Palo Alto Adult School offers classes for ESL and Citizenship.
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2017