Learn English Online
The library subscribes to Mango Languages, an online, interactive language program that offers English instruction for speakers of Spanish (Latin America), Russian, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), Arabic (Egyptian), French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Turkish and Vietnamese. This program is available to all Morristown & Morris Township patrons with valid library cards. It is accessible from our website on any computer. Please click here to use Mango.
We also subscribe to Muzzy, a language program just for children that will teach English. Muzzy uses games, stories, songs and activities to make learning fun and easy. This program is available to all Morristown & Morris Township patrons with valid library cards. It is accessible from our website on any computer. Please click here to use Muzzy.
Test Preparation and Skills Center
Learning Express Library is an online program for basic skills, practice tests and ESL lessons. Some lessons are available in Spanish. Please click here to use Learning Express Library.
ESL/Adult Reader Collection
Students and tutors can check out a wide variety of books, magazines and media kits to practice English and reading. Thanks to generous grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the New Jersey State Library our collection includes the Ingles sin Barreras media kits, Penguin Readers, GED and Pre-GED guides, citizenship materials and much more.
Please visit our Reference Room to select from our varied collection of materials for teaching ESL and adult literacy.
We have two quiet study rooms that you may reserve by calling the library at 973-538-6161 or reserve online
The library’s Language Lab
supplements ESL classes and tutoring for new English speakers by offering the computer programs "Mango Languages" and "LearningExpressLibrary" on two PC's. Language Lab patrons may also use language CDs and CD-ROMS on the computers. All members of the public are welcome to use the Language Lab. Patrons with Morristown & Morris Township library cards may also use “Mango Languages” and “LearningExpressLibrary” at home on their own computers. Please click here to access Mango and LearningExpressLibrary from home.
The Language Lab is located on the second floor of the Reference Wing. Please ask at the Reference desk for assistance.
Adult ESL Classes in Morris County
Morris School District Community Adult School
Call 973-292-2063 for more information. Classes are held at Morristown High School.
English as a Second Language classes are offered free of charge through grants by the State Department of Education. Classes are offered at four levels on Monday and Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 pm and Saturday mornings from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon. Classes start in September and go through April but you may join the class at any time.
Literacy Volunteers of Morris County
Call 973-984-1998 for more information. The organization is located in Morristown. Literacy Volunteers of Morris County is a not for profit organization that provides one-on-one or small group tutoring in Basic Literacy
and English as a Second Language
to adults in Morris County. LVMC has been serving Morris County for over 20 years. LVMC currently serves over 500 students. Students meet with a tutor for one hour a week, for a minimum of one year. There is no cost to the student for tutoring or materials.
County College of Morris
Call 973-328-5530 for more information. The college offers classes in Morristown and on the Randolph campus. These ESL classes require registration and fees. Classes include an English refresher class, a 14-session ESL class and business writing for non-native speakers of English.
Morris County School of Technology Adult School Evening Programs
(Click on Adult Basic Skills)
Call 973-627-4600 for more information. The school is located in Denville, but also offers classes in Dover and Morristown. This free program is designed to improve the quality of English language and literacy skills of the foreign born adult student. The program is sponsored by the NJ State Department of Labor. Using a variety of workbooks, practical materials such as newspapers, forms and applications, and role-play of real life situations, students will develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Classroom activities will cover English language skills, survival/life skills, workforce/employability skills, and family literacy. EEO/AA. Classes are offered evenings and Saturdays from September through April at Dover High School, Morristown High School (see above) and Morris County School of Technology. You may join the class at any time.
Morris Hills School of Adult and Continuing Education
Call 973-664-2250 for more information. Classes are held at Morris Hills High School in Denville. This course is intended for those whose native language is not English, who either wish to learn the basic patterns of the language or want to improve skills they already have. Practice will be given in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Placement in the appropriate class will be determined after an oral interview. Contact the school for dates and fees.
Bethlehem Church ESL Program
Call 973-366-3434 for more information. The church is located at 758 Rt. 10 in Randolph, NJ.
Weekly classes are held on Thursday mornings and Thursday evenings. In addition, ESL language lab classes are held on Mondays. All classes are free, but there is a modest charge to cover the cost of books.
Parsippany Adult and Community Education
Call 973-263-7180 for more information. Classes are held at Parsippany Hills High School. Fall and spring sessions available. This is an English as a Second Language Program for individuals of limited English-speaking ability. Contact school for program details, location and fees. Daytime child care available.
Wind of the Spirit Immigrant Resource Center
Call 973-538-2035 for more information. The center is located in Morristown. Offers non-traditional ESL, literacy (English & Spanish) and citizenship classes. Registration is required and there is a small fee.
Computer-Based English Courses
Morristown & Morris Township Library
Call 973-538-2592 for more information. The library is located in Morristown.The library has a small language lab that provides in house access to Mango Languages. Go to the Reference Desk to learn how to use the software and then use the language lab any time the library is open.
Workforce Learning Link
Call 973-361-9050 for more information. The Morris County Learning Link is located in Dover .
The Rosetta Stone Language Library
is a computer-based program that is being used at the Workforce Learning Link sites primarily for teaching English to non-English speakers. Workforce Learning Link
is a holistic initiative created in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) and NJN Public Television to provide adult learners instruction in reading, writing, and math; communication; financial literacy; job search; and employability and life skills. The Morris County Learning Link is located in the One Stop Career Center at 107 Bassett Highway in Dover and is available to welfare registrants, dislocated workers and other job seekers.
Morristown Neighborhood House
Call 973-538-1229 ext 27 for more information. English as a Second Language classes are offered for two different levels Tuesday-Thursday 7:00-9:00pm at the Morristown Neighborhood House. The program begins in September and runs through June, but you may join at any time. We offer practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. There is a small monthly fee to cover materials.
ESL Citizenship Classes
Wind of the Spirit Immigrant Resource Center
Call 973-538-2035 for more information. The center is located in Morristown.
Offers non-traditional ESL, literacy (English & Spanish) and citizenship classes.
Registration is required and there is a small fee.
Links to ESL Websites
Dave’s ESL Café
ESL chat, exercises and quizzes and a great list of other ESL sites.
Similar to Dave’s ESL Café with chat, exercises, quizzes and links to other ESL sites.
BESL English Online
Free multimedia online English exercises. Requires registration and free Shockwave Player.
Free exercises. Requires free Shockwave and Quicktime players. Microphone is helpful.
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Requires free RealPlayer plug-in. Listening quizzes with RealAudio and RealVideo on everything from animal sounds to American slang to academic lectures.
American English idioms on all topics, from animals, to business to relationships.
A business English teacher offers his favorite exercises and quizzes.
ESLO is a free online ESL listening resource of over 1,000 listening activities.
A free online site for adults to learn English.
Foreign Language Books
The library has several collections of books in foreign languages. They are located under the balcony in the Reference Room. The available languages are Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French, Italian and Polish. To see a list of our Russian titles please click here.