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ESL

   English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

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Being able to speak, write, and understand the people around you is essential to integrating into society through an active social life and communicating with others.   Gaining the skills to get jobs or better jobs, help their children in school, pass the U.S. citizenship test, shop at a market, call for emergency help, and/or speak with doctors and others in the community are just some of the goals for the students in this program. 

After registering and taking a placement assessment, the ESL program coordinator will place a new learner with a private tutor or in a conversation class.  Through these sessions the student will expand their English speaking, writing, and readings skill sets.  The students will be periodically re-assessed throughout the program to keep track of their process.

 

Prospective Students

If you or someone you know if interested in this program please make sure the following criteria is met:

• Camden County Resident
• 18 years old or older
• Can commit to at least one year in program
• Available for weekly tutoring sessions

 

How to Register

If you meet the criteria and are interested in becoming a student please fill out the registration form.

The form is available at the Literacy Department’s office on the 3rd floor of the Vogelson Branch of the Camden County Library or you can download the form below and return to the Literacy Office.

Registration Form

 

For additional information email literacy@camdencountylibrary.org or call (856) 772-1636 ext. 7330

For information on programing at the Nilsa Cruz-Perez Branch call (856) 225-6807

 

 

Citizenship Resources

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Many ESL students are also looking to obtain their United States citizenship.  The Internet is a treasure trove of information for everything on United States civics to audio interview practice.

Below are some helpful links for those studying for their exam:

• The official U.S. Citizens and Immigrations Services website
⇒ gives exam requirements and resources
• Practice tests flashcards, and games from Citizenship study guide online
• The Smithsonian Institution’s website Preparing for the Oath offers interactive learning

 

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*for additional library resources see the Immigrant Resources page and catalog.