English Language Learners

The Public Library of Brookline offers a variety of services and resources to support Brookline’s English Language Learners (ELL).

One-on-One Tutoring

The Public Library of Brookline offers a tutoring service for adult ELLs. Students meet with volunteer tutors one hour a week for six months. Interested in receiving this service or volunteering? Student and tutor applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Want to volunteer? Download a Tutor Application!

ESL Conversation Groups

Practice your conversation skills in an informal group setting at one of our weekly Conversation Groups.

Tuesdays at 7 PM

at Brookline Village (resumes September 17)

Thursdays at 10:15 AM

at Putterham (resumes September 19)

Thursdays at 10:30 AM

at Coolidge Corner (resumes September 12)
View all Conversation Group programs.

ESOL Family Literacy Course

Join us for this 10-week course for families wishing to practice their English together with others. Meets Tuesdays at 12 noon starting September 24. Learn more.

ELL Graphic Novel Club

Our ELL Graphic Novel Club meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at Brookline Village. Find out what we’re reading this month.

Resource Collection

Dedicated collections of books for English Language Learners are available at all library locations, including language-learning books and text prep for the TOEFL and U.S. Citizenship exams. Just ask a librarian about our Basic Education collection!

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