Learn or improve your English, find local sources of help in language skills or gaining citizenship.
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LearningExpress Test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Includes practice tests and tutorials to prepare for the GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT tests, as well as professional certification and licensing tests in a range of occupations. Spanish language instruction also included.
Mango Languages Self-paced instruction for 70+ languages, including courses for ESL learners. Lessons contain reading, writing and listening components.
Whatcom Literacy Council Helps adults in Whatcom County improve their literacy skills, learn English, and acquire critical skills needed to become more self-sufficient. The Literacy Council offers free, confidential, one-on-one or group tutoring for adults in reading, writing and speaking English, and civics for students learning English.
Goodwill Job Training and Education Center English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are available for people who want to develop basic English literacy or improve their English language skills. Computer labs are open at specific times for students who want to come in and use a computer program called Rosetta Stone to work independently on their English skills.
Free Online Resources to Learn English
Basic ESL – Learn English Online Improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, proven curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics.
U.S.A. Learns Improve English speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, spelling, writing and grammar. Watch interesting videos and complete educational activities. U.S.A. Learns is an outgrowth of a project that was conceived by the U.S. Department of Education.
GCF Learn Free The Goodwill Community Foundation offers an online English as a Second Language program to help students practice their English vocabulary. Learn new words and practice reading and listening.