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ESL & Literacy Resources

In Stamford & Connecticut

Resources for Learning English

Directory of Resources from the Business Council of Fairfield County

Let's Talk: ESL Conversation Groups
Let's Talk

Learn to speak conversational English
at the Ferguson Library.
See schedule and locations


Click on the logo to see a video about Let’s Talk.

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Pronunciator: The World's Largest Language Learning Service

  • Comprehensive language learning software supports learning of 80 languages in 50 different interfaces
  • Largest ESL curriculum with courses in 50 non-English languages
  • Apps are available for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Kindle
  • Includes up to 22 months of guided instructions per language, and 6-8 weeks of travel and healthcare courses.

Click here to learn how to use it.

Online English learning courses with native language support in 19 languages.

English Language Learning Interactive System available at the Ferguson Library.
More information about Ellis

In English Video Language: Set of 20 ESL DVDs in the Ferguson Library Computer Lab.

ESL Resources on the Internet

Learning English from BBC

Rong Chang's ESL site English as 2nd language
- Provides basic, intermediate, advanced and business courses, free exercises, tests and quizzes as well as TOEFL and IELTS.

Agenda Web
- Hundreds of free exercises to learn English online: grammar, verbs, vocabulary, listening, songs and videos. Worksheets and handouts.

Activities for ESL Students

Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL).  This project of

Internet TESL Journal has thousands of contributions by many teachers.

Dave's ESL Café

For ESL/EFL students and teachers; includes chat room, discussion forums, quizzes, online help for students' questions, job center, and more.

English as Another Language
Resources and activities for ESL/EFL teachers and students.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
ESL listening exercises, include pre-listening, listening, and post listening tasks for each quiz.

Karin’s Partyland for ESL students.
Our student pages have over 75 interactive quizzes, 15 discussion forums, interactive lessons on a variety of topics, a chat room, and lots of great links.
All levels can play games, take quizzes, and read stories and jokes.

English Page

Online English lessons & ESL and EFL resources.

ESL Reference Guide
Vocabulary, Grammar, Spelling, Reading, Miscellaneous ESL Resources.

Open source database built by Princeton University students and language researchers. A visualization tool that looks up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.

Web English Teacher

English as a Second Language lesson plans and teaching ideas.