English as a Second Language Basics and Beyond
Improve your language skills at the library! Join us for English as a Second Language lessons in a fun and welcoming environment.
Class is available in-person and virtually. We meet on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM at the North Suffolk library and online via Zoom. Click this link to register online, after registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the class on Zoom.
Be sure to join us for two very special classes, June 15 and July 27, when will go on a field trip or host a guest speaker. The field trips are a great way to get to know Suffolk and practice using English in the real world. We have visited a pharmacy, a bank, a hair salon, and Kohl's department store. Come to class to find out where we will go next!
ESL Class Schedule, Fall 2022
- ESL class is not being offered in the fall. Please come to our conversation group! For more info see below.
English Conversation Group
Want to improve your English? Join other English language learners to increase your vocabulary and speaking skills over casual conversation.
This group meets twice a month in-person at North Suffolk Library and virtually over Zoom. Use this link to register for the meeting on Zoom. After you have completed the registration, you will receive an email with more information about joining the meeting.
ESL Conversation Group, Fall 2022:
- Saturday August 6 at 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Diversión con Amigos
¡Ven a la biblioteca para disfrutar de juegos, manualidades y actividades divertidas con otros niños y adolescentes que hablan español! Este evento será en español y está dirigido a niños de 11 a 15 años, pero es flexible para adaptarse a otras edades. Este evento es gratuito y no requiere registro.
Morgan Memorial Library, 443 W Washington St, Suffolk, VA
- Jueves Diciembre 15, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Come to the library to enjoy games, crafts, and fun activities with other Spanish-speaking kids and teens! This event will be in Spanish and is geared toward kids aged 11- 15, but is flexible in accomodating other ages. This event is free and does not require registration.
More Local Resources
The Suffolk Literacy Council can connect you with a volunteer tutor in the community to learn and practice English. Click this link for more information.
Chesapeake Public Library offers an online English Conversation Club. They meet Tuesdays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Click this link for more information.
Virginia Beach Public Library offers an online English Conversation Club, they meet Thursdays 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Click this link for more information. They also offer an in-person English Conversation Club on Wednesdays at 2:30 - 3:30 PM at the Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach. Click this link for more information.
The College and Career Academy at Prudent offers English classes for adults pursuing a Grade Equivalency Degree (GED). The classes meet Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 - 8:30 PM. You must pay tuition for classes at Pruden. Click this link for more information.
Uninsured and need healthcare? Western Tidewater Free Clinic may be able to help you.
¿No está asegurado y necesita atención médica? Western Tidewater Clinic posiblemente puede ayudarle!
Universal Class is an online learning platform that offers ESL Basic Grammar, ESL Basic Writing Skills, and ESL Grammar Skills courses 1 through 5. It also includes a US Citizenship test preparation course. Courses are all in English with both written and video presentations of the material. What you need: Suffolk Public Library card number.