St Petersburg Speaks ESL @ Your Library

Contact us

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Call: 727-893-7929

Volunteer Tutors Needed!
Volunteer Application Form 1
Volunteer Application Form 2
You are welcome to drop it off at any branch or scan and email it to esl.library@stpete.org

eResources for ESL

Become a Learner

Would you or someone you know like to improve their English language skills?

The library system offers an ESL (English as a Second Language) program that can help. Learners are paired one-on-one with trained tutors who help learners reach their goals. Our learners' goals can be personal or professional, such as gaining language skills related to their job or the ability to communicate with their children’s teachers. English language skills are essential to everyday life, and the library system wants to help learners succeed and better themselves.

For more information, please call (727) 893-7929 or email us.

Become a Tutor

Make a difference in the life of a new English language speaker and share in our community’s cultural diversity by helping an adult improve his or her English language skills.

Tutors need not be fluent in another language or have had previous teaching experience. However, tutors do need to be able to speak, read and write the English language effectively as all instruction will be conducted in English.
The library will provide the necessary training to equip you with the tools and techniques to work one on one with an adult wishing to learn and improve their English language skills.


  • Age 18 or above
  • Able to volunteer two hours per week meeting with your paired learner
  • Ability to commit for a minimum of six months, preferably longer
  • Able to attend a six hour tutor training program
  • Patience, caring, reliability and the desire to help another succeed.

For more information, please call (727) 893-7929 or email us.


Citizenship and Naturalization Lesson Planning - All information required to take the English and Civics tests at the naturalization interview
Citizenship Resource Center - Providing learners and teachers with a one stop resource for locating citizenship preparation materials and activities