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English as a Second Language


To help learners and teachers of English as a Second Language, all Kitchener Public Library locations offer a wide selection of language learning materials.

Topics include vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, reading, communication, grammar, idioms as well as TOEFL, IELTS, and other English tests.

English Conversation Circles

Practise your English speaking skills and meet new people while we talk, listen, learn, and laugh about life in Canada.

Find English Conversation Circles:


Improve Your English Online


Learn over 80 languages with self-directed lessons, videos and more. Create a free account to track your progress.

Pronunciator ProCitizen Canada

An interactive course for newcomers preparing to take the Canadian Citizenship Test. You must have a Pronunciator account to take this course.

Road to IELTS

Designed to help people learning English with Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Road to IELTS helps exam candidates with every aspect of test preparation.


Learning English Grammar

Search the Catalogue

If you are using the library catalogue to look for ESL items, the following searches will help:


These lists of books and other materials may help you in your learning:

PDF icon Beginner ESL PDF icon Learn about Canada
PDF icon Beginner ESL Fiction PDF icon Listening Skills
PDF icon CELPIP Practice PDF icon Picture Dictionaries
PDF icon IELTS Practice PDF icon Pronunciation Practice
PDF icon Intermediate ESL Fiction PDF icon Workplace ESL


Need more info? 

We welcome ESL teachers and tutors to bring their students for a library tour. For more information, or to book a tour, contact librarian Erica Dudszus.

Phone: 519-743-0271 x230