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ESL Materials and Programs

ESL and Literacy Collection

We offer the following materials in our Adult ESL and literacy collection:

  • Picture Dictionaries
  • Idiom and Slang Definitions
  • English Grammar/Writing Help
  • Student/Teacher Workbooks
  • Accent Reduction Materials
  • Easy Reader Books and CDs
  • Easy English Newspapers
  • Test Preparation Materials

Online English Language Learning


Online language learning available with your Novi library card. Offers ESL components for speakers of Arabic (Egyptian/MSA) Armenian, Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin), Creole, French, German, Greek, Haitian, Hm, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Basic ESL

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Basic ESL - Basic ESL an online education portal, leveraging the "Basic English as a Second Language" learning system, to deliver a tested and proven model for learning English through rich internet technologies.

ESL Programs

English Conversation Group

Make friends while you practice your English pronunciation and conversation skills at the library with other international speakers. No need to register. See the library’s Program/Registration page for meeting dates and times.

ESL Book Discussion

If English is your second language and you enjoy discussing books written in English, then join our ESL Book Discussion. For high-intermediate to advanced English speakers. We discuss one book during the 8-week session. $7 book fee. Registration required. See library’s Program/Registration page for meeting dates and times.

Online U.S. Citizenship Preparation

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library is full of online test preparation materials and interactive exams for many standardized tests including U.S. citizenship, and more. Users must create a LearnATest account in the Library before using the database from home.

US. Citizenship and Immigration Services

ESL Movie Discussion

Jul 11, Jul 18, Aug 01, Aug 08,

Thursdays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Improve your English and learn about American Culture.  All levels welcome to attend.  We will watch one movie over two weeks and discuss it.  Vocabulary will be provided.  The movie will be shown with English subtitles.  Movie Titles TBA, but will be family friendly.  Feel free to bring your kids and a snack!

Age: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jun 1
Location: West Meeting Room

ESL/International Resource Tour

Jul 15, Aug 12,

Mondays, 10:30-12pm

Looking for ESL or International Resources at our library? Wondering where everything is, and what we have? Now is your chance! Students, teachers, tutors, and more are welcome to attend.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jun 1
Location: East Meeting Room