Spread the words! As of Monday, March 15, we’re reopening with limited in-person services including browsing the shelves, computer access, printing, seating, faxing and more. Learn more about our services and how to keep each other healthy at the Library.

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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Learn Online

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

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Language Learning with Pronunciator

Dive into a new language with Pronunciator! Learn how to access this resource from home and get started on your language learning path.

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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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