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Learning English: Library Resources

A guide to resources within the library, online and other external resources that are helpful to learning English as a second language or to refresh what you already know.

Learning English

About Library Resources

The Helen Hall Library has some good resources for learning English, and not all of these are in print book format.  We also offer access to audio book/language kits, e-books, DVDs and databases that all help focus on a variety of English-learning skills.  Different levels are also included, from beginner to advanced.  For free English Conversation classes, join us at the library on Monday nights at 6:30 and on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 in the library board room.  All levels are welcome!

Easy American Idioms, by Living Language







Easy English, by Christopher A. Warnasch







Rock ‘n Learn Phonics: Complete Phonics Program, by Melissa Caudle







Speak to Win American English, by English Stars and Stripes





*Note:  This title is a series with three skill levels available:  beginner up to level 3.



English Grammar Guide, DK Publishing







The ESL Safety Book, by Craig Dougherty







Learn English – Level 1:  Introduction to English, by Innovative Language Learning, LLC







From Near and Far:  Short Fiction for ESL, by John Sivelle







Sequences:  Picture Stories for ESL, by John F. Chabot







The Survey Says: 100 Surveys for ESL Students to Conduct, by John F. Chabot







Writing Better English for ESL Learners, by Ed Swick







‚ÄčTo access our databases, go online to the Helen Hall Library website, and click on E-Library.  You may also follow the links directly to the databases below:


Includes tests and tutorials to practice English grammar, reading and writing skills

Unlimited access to more than 100 online language courses, including English as a Second Language, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons