11/10/2014

English Language Learners and The Weston Public Library

Chinese language collection at Weston Public Library

This morning district librarians and ELL teachers visited the Weston Public Library where we learned how the library supports English language learners in our community.

Did you know that the Weston Public Library
  • offers group conversation classes every Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30am?
  • matches students with individual tutors? (currently people seeking tutoring outnumber available tutors)
  • developed a great collection of materials to help English language learners get to know their new community, customs, schools, and language?
  • offers a large collection of books in Simplified and Traditional Chinese?
Help our English language learners take advantage of the high quality services our public library provides. Let them know these services exist for them, and that a library card is free to all Weston residents. 

Better yet, if you are student who is friendly with an English language learning student, think about inviting them to visit the library with you during the weekend so they can get a card and be introduced to this wonderful community resource.

Going forward, the high school library will be focusing on taking advantage of shared resources to meet our English language learners needs--and we appreciate the Weston Public Library for doing important work in this area.

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