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ESL (English as a Second Language)

ESL (English as a Second Language) Conversation Group

Questions: Call Samantha Loree at 248.349.3020 ext. 235 or email

Beginners ESL Conversation Group – In-Person

Fridays 10:30 – 12 PM at the Library in the Friends Community Room

Come practice your English with other beginners in a slow-speaking informal conversation group.

No registration needed, just drop in! 

ESL Collection

The ESL collection of the Northville District Library includes books and audiovisual products to support learners of English. The resources range from basic to intermediate level grammar, writing, reading, and pronunciation. The Library offers study guides for the TOEFL iBT, IELTS, TOEIC, and citizenship tests.

ESL Online Resources
Check here for online tutorials as well as websites offering ESL help and study.

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International Language Collection

Check out our NEW adult international book collection in the library behind the lower information desk.  There you can find fiction and non-fiction titles in eleven languages:  FrenchGerman, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Persian, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu and Vietnamese. This collection is intended to better meet the needs of patrons that make up Northville’s growing, diverse cultural community and has plans to grow over the years.

In addition to the new adult collection, the library also features an international collection for kids, featuring books and DVDs in over 20 languages.

The library has hundreds of CDs featuring music from around the world in our adult music CD collection. There are also over a thousand DVDs in the foreign film collection in over 70 different languages.


  • E-BOOKS in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
  • E-AUDIOBOOKS in Chinese, French, German, Spanish
  • MAGAZINES in Chinese, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Spanish
  • MOVIES/TELEVISION in Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Persian


  • E-BOOKS in French, German, Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, Vietnamese
  • E-AUDIOBOOKS in Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Persian, Tamil, Vietnamese
  • MUSIC in Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Tamil, Telugu, Vietnamese
  • MOVIES/TELEVISION in Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Vietnamese
  • COMICS in French

ComicsPLUS – E-comicbooks in Chinese, French, Korean and Spanish

Freegal – Music featuring many different artists from outside of the U.S.A.
Kanopy – Foreign Films from around the world