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English Language Learners

Wondering about how to learn English? EPL has classes, events and collections to help you master the English language.

Family Language Kits

Each Family Language Kit has: a CD and book set, a picture dictionary and picture books. Children and caregivers can have fun learning English together using these kits.

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Events

The Edmonton Public Library offers free classes to help you learn and practise English.

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Practise English @ Your Library

Practise your English language skills, meet new friends and have some fun. English speakers at all levels are welcome!

ELL Test Resources

Borrow a guidebook from our collection.

Language Learning

Or take an English Language test using one of these online resources.

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International English Language Training System (IELTS)

IELTS is a standardized test that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) recognizes as proof of English language ability for immigration.

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)

The CELPIP is an English language assessment tool which measures listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.

Canadian Language Benchmarks Online Self Assessment Test

This self-assessment is for people who are learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL). Based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks.

CanTEST

A standardized English proficiency test to determine if you are able to meet admission requirements of Canadian post-secondary institutions.

ELL Instruction Providers

Dual Language Resources

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