English as a Second Language (ESL): Online Language Skill Building

Library guide for English learners

Transparent Language

Learn English using the English immersion program at home at your own pace, completely on the web, using Transparent Language Course includes lessons, word of the day, and practice conversations. 

Transparent Language offers multiple lesson plans and over 100 languages to choose from.


Mango Languages

You can learn languages at home via Mango Languages. Mango is available through the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

***A free Columbus Metropolitan Library card is required for access***



These databases are excellent in helping the student find journal or magazine articles regarding ESL, as well as offer print sources to practice their language skills.


YouGlish lets you use YouTube to improve your English pronunciation. Search for a word, and YouGlish will show clips from YouTube videos of English speakers using that word. 

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