Adult Literacy

The Adult Literacy Collection has classic and contemporary novels, as well as short stories from beginner to advanced levels available. Many of these titles include an audio CD of the book to listen along while you read.

We also have a selection of workbooks available to help develop your vocabulary and improve your reading, writing and grammar.

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English as a Second Language Collection

The library's English as a Second Language (ESL) collection includes materials to help English learners at different levels. Topics include grammar, exam preparation (TOEFL, IELTS, Canadian citizenship etc.), idioms, listening, pronunciation, reading and vocabulary. 

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Arabic Collection

The library has a small collection for Arabic speakers learning English. There are dual-language beginning readers, classic novels, picture dictionaries, as well as beginner to advanced level book and CD kits for learning grammar, pronunciation, reading, and vocabulary.

We also have a small number of Arabic only fiction and non-fiction translations of Western authors. Please note that the library is able to request other books in Arabic through Interlibrary loan.  

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