Both in-person and online programs are offered to support language learning, literacy awareness and basic education.
English Cafe (In-person)
English Cafe is a free and fun way to practice speaking English at libraries in Lee County. You will need basic English skills to join in.
English Cafe Brochure | Folleto Informativo English Café
Spanish Conversation Club (Online)
Practice conversational Spanish with others on current events and everyday situations. Intermediate to advanced Spanish-speaking skills are recommended in order to get the most out of a session.
Presented by The School District of Lee County Adult & Career Education (ACE) Program.
Language Learning E-Sources
Learn a new language online or in the app!
- Over 70 languages and counting. If you're looking to learn new languages you've come to the right place. From Spanish and French to Azerbaijani and English too, we've got you covered.
Get the App
- If you are looking to learn a brand new language, further your ESL learning as non-native English speakers, or brush up on a language for business or vacation travel, Rosetta Stone Library Solution is the answer.
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News For You Online
- Password required. For those needing to practice English skills, this website offers easy-to-read news and helpful learning tools. New stories are added each Wednesday.
Also available is a Tips for Teachers section where instructors can find the video “How to Use News for You Online” and other helpful resources. Contact the library for the password.
A range of collection materials are available to support language learning, literacy awareness and education.
Literacy Collection Materials
Gale Interactive Courses
Access a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library cardholder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
Peterson's Career Prep
Learn about careers, receive personalized recommendations, create resumes, search for jobs and schools, and get career advice.
Peterson's Test Prep
Identify scholarships, explore schools and career options, access test preparation eBooks and take practice tests on a variety of topics including U.S. Citizenship, GED, reading, writing, and math.
Resources to help adults improve their reading and writing skills are located at each of our thirteen branch locations. These books, CD’s, and DVDs are catalogued as the READY Collection and are shelved together. The READY Collection for Adult Learners has materials to help with:
- Basic Math and Reading Skills
- GED Test Preparation
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Citizenship Preparation
- Tutor Resources