Northville District Library

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm


Phone: 248-349-3020

ESL (English as a Second Language)

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Databases and Software
A collection of subscription databases, ebooks, and other online material paid for by the the Northville District Library or by the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL).


Learning Express Library
Online preparation and practice for the TOEFL and citizenship tests.

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Mango Languages
Online language learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portugeuse, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and many more. This database paid for by Northville District Library.

Online read-along collection of books for all ages with adjustable online text and audio narration; great tool for learning English. This database paid for by Northville District Library.

Downloadable Audio

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Offers the Living Language and the Learn In Your Car self-study courses in English. Available in WMA downloadable format, MP3 and iPod.

ESL Websites

  • English as 2nd Language - Free online courses
  • English Page Listening Lounge - Collection of listening resources to help advanced English learners—links to NPR and BBC broadcasts
  • ETS - Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) website
  • Sounds of English - Audio practice exercises, handouts and diagrams to improve pronunciation and accent
  • U.S.A. Learns - Free video-based online English courses and activities for beginner to intermediate-level learners


ESL Classes and Tutoring - Metropolitan Detroit

International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit
111 E. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Telephone 313-871-8600 x 241

Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Telephone 734-432-5397

National Institute for Literacy

Northville Public Schools
501 W. Main Street
Northville, MI 48167

Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council, Inc 
46501 Warren Road
Canton, MI 48187
Telephone 734-416-4906

Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Telephone 734-462-4400

Wayne State University
351 Manoogian Hall
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Telephone 313-577-2729

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