English as a Second Language!

The West Warwick Public Library has an on-site ESL Office and classroom for members of our community and beyond. Here, students can feel comfortable practicing English and civics. They can also receive help in the daunting process of becoming a United States citizen! All skill levels are accepted, from absolute beginners who are learning English for the first time to more advanced students that may have a few years of learning English experience. Most classes and materials used are COMPLETELY FREE, but sign-up is required!

Please call our ESL Office at (401) 828-3750 x 3 to sign-up today or to learn more about all the ESL programs we have to offer. You may also contact the head of the program and department, Maria Saillant, at maria@wwpl.org with any questions you have! We look forward to seeing you soon! 

NEW in 2019! Prepare to Become a U.S. Citizen!

Becoming a United States citizen can be a confusing and intimidating process. Luckily, the ESL Office at the West Warwick Public Library is here to be your guide through this important part of your life or the life of someone you know! New this year, our ESL Office is offering a course on helping individuals prepare to become a United States citizen! The class will be held Wednesday evenings this fall from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM starting September 3 through December 10.

Sign up is required for this course! Please call (401) 828-3750 x 3 for more information or to sign up today! You can also email the ESL Office and Program Director, Maria Saillant, and maria@wwpl.org.

Resources for Learning!

Mango Languages

An excellent, FREE service sponsored by askri.org. Mango Language Services provides quick, comprehensive, and fun lessons to learn any language you want, from Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, and French, to the more unique Latin and even Pirate! Yarr, matey! Pick your level of skill and complete daily challenges. You'll be speaking fluent languages in no time! Click the picture to visit mangolanguages.com!


Another FREE service with a companion app, Duolingo promotes intuitive and hands-on learning experiences for learning any language you want. Combining puzzles, word problems, and even voice recognition dictation to practice, Duolingo will keep you learning and offers notifications from its mascot to remind you to stick to your program for better success! Click the picture to visit duolingo.com!