English Language Learners

Our English Language Learning services include regular programs where participants can practice English in a friendly environment and connect with other learners.
Read program descriptions below or email brkenglish@minlib.net with any questions about Library ELL resources and services.

English Club

There will be no English Club in MAY. Next English Club session in on Tuesday, June 4.
English Club is an informal conversation group for adult English language learners of all levels. Every week we propose a topic that participants discuss in small groups. This program meets every Tuesday 10:30 – 11:30 AM in the tween room on the ground floor of the Brookline Village Library. No registration is necessary and new members are always welcome!

One-on-One Tutoring

Our language tutoring program matches adult language learners with volunteer tutors for one-on-one sessions to practice English, learn about the local community, and share cultural knowledge. The learners and tutors meet weekly for one hour for 5 months in person or online. Volunteers are fluent or native language speakers with tutor training, but are not professional teachers.

TUTORS: If you are interested in becoming a Library ELL tutor, please reach out to brkenglish@minlib.net and an ELL coordinator will get in touch.

LEARNERS: To participate in the tutoring program ELL learners need to

  • live in Brookline or the Greater Boston Area for the duration of the tutoring term
  • know English at a beginner level or higher
  • use email to communicate with the program coordinators and the tutor
  • fill out an online waitlist application :  the tutoring waitlist opens twice a year
    LEARNER Waitlist is currently full. The waitlist will open in August, 2024. 

Resource Collection

Language-learning books and test prep materials for the TOEFL, IELTS and U.S. Citizenship exams are available at all Library locations. Browse and borrow our ELL Kits, tote bags of materials on themes like Brookline & Boston, Family Reading, and Exploring Nature.

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