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English Conversation Online Training
Volunteers who wish to become English conversation facilitators should complete the brief online training after submitting a volunteer application and speaking with a member of the library staff. The first page outlines the steps to becoming a volunteer English conversation facilitator.
Volunteer to facilitate an English conversation group.
Volunteers facilitate a one hour English conversation group each week at the local library. To volunteer, contact the local library or complete the volunteer application (PDF application) and return it to the local library. If you have questions, contact the local library or Yolo Reads at 530-666-8019.
Translations for free from Spanish, French and German to English, from English to Spanish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian and Portuguese.
These sites were selected for library patrons who want to practice English language skills online.
Test your English. This test has been designed for students of English as a second language.
Interesting things for ESL students
Exercises, quizzes and worksheets offer English translation alongside many foreign languages. It includes additional links, depending on your first language.
This site for ESL students and teachers has a well-organized subject menu and many good links.
- English (Ohio ESL) - http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/english/
This site is for ESL students at different levels of English proficiency. Links are provided to a selection of common topics used for writing and reading comprehension.
Large collection of Self-Study Quizzes for ESL students
English for life, business and travel, featuring both audio and transcripts.
Listening exercises and quizzes are based on day-to-day tasks.
This multifunctional site covers all aspects of English learning. It contains audio files and translations in multiple languages.
Audio course, grammar lessons and learning games
Animated lessons and worksheets emphasizing English grammar
About "guides" create detailed pages for use in studying various languages. Type "french language" or any language into the search box. Guides provide free lessons, dictionaries, vocabulary, proficiency tests, and other materials.
This site allows students of English, French, German, or Spanish to watch free video programs, such as the popular series Destinos, on a computer.
The BBC offers free language learning games, downloadable audio and video, beginning and advanced courses, and access to the news in 33 languages, among other learning tools.
Fodor's provides brief language guides for travelers to France, Italy, Germany, or Spain.
This site has compiled more than 2400 links to language-related online resources.
- LingNet endeavor
The Defense Language Institute's Foreign Language Center provides free online language courses in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Persian, Russian, and Serbian/Croatian.
Free language courses from the Foreign Service Institute covering over 40 languages.
Transparent Language provides access to free resources such as online games, proficiency exams, and downloadable software lessons for a variety of languages. Fees are charged for expanded lessons.
USA Learns is a free website that helps adults learn English online. This popular website, visited by more than 7,000,000 adults around the world, teaches English by providing engaging videos and educational activities. Learners have the opportunity to learn English independently or with the support of their teacher.