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St. Pete Speaks ESL @ your library


Contact us:
Call: 727-893-7929

Volunteer Tutors Needed!
Volunteer Application - Click here

You are welcome to drop it off at any branch or scan and email it to


ESL Weblinks
Links for Teachers and Students

Online Dictionaries and Translators

Online Grammar Information



eResources for ESL:
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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 for adult learners (18 and older) that can help.
Adult 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

Conviértase en estudiante de nuestro programa:

¿Usted o alguien que conoce necesita mejorar sus conocimientos del inglés?

El sistema de bibliotecas de St. Petersburg ofrece un programa de ESL (Inglés como Segunda Lengua) que lo puede ayudar.

A cada estudiante se le asigna un tutor que lo ayuda individualmente a mejorar sus habilidades para conversar en  inglés. Los objetivos del estudiante pueden ser personales o profesionales, por ejemplo aprender el vocabulario pertinente a su profesión o  comunicar con los profesores de sus hijos. El conocimiento del inglés es esencial  para la vida cotidiana y nosotros queremos ayudar a quien lo necesite a tener  éxito en la vida.

Para más información llame al (727) 893-7929 o escríbanos a

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, techniques and ongoing support 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 (conducted in 3 sessions)
  • Patience, caring, reliability and the desire to help another succeed

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



ESL Links

Links for Teachers and Students - Free English lessons about Pinellas County, Florida Dave's ESL Cafe – The internet's meeting place for ESL students and teachers

Idioms  - To learn words or group of words whose meaning cannot be understood from a literal interpretation

Activities for ESL Students - Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles English in Pinellas County -Video clips developed for teaching English to County residents

Internet Picture Dictionary - Flashcards, fill in the blanks, word scramble and many more fun ESL activities

Englishpage - Tutorials, lesson plans and interactive exercises

American Slang - Informal words and expressions acceptable in any conversation

ESL Party Land - English activities, interactive quizzes, lesson plans and more Living in Pinellas County - Information that everyone living in Pinellas County should know

Cambridge Ventures Arcade - Support site for students to practice the language studied with their ESL textbooks

Esl-lab  - Listening lab for self-study


Manythings - To find quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, anagrams and other language learning activities

Florida Literacy Coalition - Teaching strategies, lesson plans and student handouts. Excellent resource for free downloadable materials

Crosswords - Printable ESL crossword worksheets

Gcflearnfree  - Fun activities and videos to help the student master 1,000 common English words

Pro Literacy Education Network - Free instructional resources to adult literacy and ESL instructors and learners
U.S.A. Learns - Interactive easy-to-follow online course for beginners to intermediate level students.

Online Dictionaries and Translators

Google Translator

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Macmillan Dictionary

Worldlingo Translator

Online Grammar Information

OWL Purdue's ESL Instructors and Students

Practice material for students to enhance their knowledge of the various verb tense forms.
Practice material for students and teachers . All downloads are available for free and are in PDF Format .

Learn English feel good
For ESL teachers looking for printables/ handouts for the classroom. The topics covered include verb tenses, phrasal verbs, articles, prepositions, countable and non-countable nouns, and much more.


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



Florida Literacy Coalition Read Pinellas


American Dream Starts @ Your Library
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ALA Dollar General Literacy Foundation

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