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The Multicultural Center welcomes students from all backgrounds.

Stop by in Chestnut Hall, Room B14. 

Resources at Jefferson

- The Learning Commons can help students learning English. We may have tutors that specialize in working with ESL students. Check out the schedule for yourself (on the Downtown campus, look at the Tutoring Directory for ESL).

- LearningExpress Library can be used to practice your English skills. There is a section on studying for the TOEFL iBT and the IELTS Tests. There are also sections on reading, grammar, and writing under the College Students and Adult Core Skills categories. To use LearningExpress Library, you'll need to create a free account.  

- Films on Demand has videos related to learning English from grammar to vocabulary and so much more! 

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program offers classes focusing on reading, writing, and grammar for students wanting to increase their English abilities. The International and Immigration Student Services is devoted to helping ESL and international succeed through advising, college orientations, cultural adjustment counseling, informational workshops, and other co-curricular programming.  

Resources in Louisville

Jefferson County Public Schools offer free English language classes. For more information, call 502.485.3400. You can also see the flyer attached below: 

The Louisville Free Public Library has an entire page on Immigrant Services where they highlight the materials that they have in other languages, ESL/ELL resources, events and more. 

Kentucky Refugee Ministries offers ESL classes for eligible refugee clients. 

Web Resources

Check out the following web resources for learning or practicing English:

  • Activities for ESL Students has a ton of vocabulary and grammar games to practice. They build in difficulty level and are organized by type: grammar, vocabulary, crosswords, and more. 
  • has opportunities for English learners to practice speaking and listening. 
  • Grammar Book has tons of usage rules with accompanying quizzes.
  • Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab uses listening activities with accompanying quizzes to practice listening comprehension. 
  • Free Rice is a game that donates 10 grains of rice for every correct answer. There is a category for English grammar and another for  English vocabulary. 
  • Phrasal Verbs are especially tricky for ESL students. has compiled a dictionary with over 3,500 with definitions and examples. 
  • The Writing Center at George Mason University has provided some strategies for ESL students to edit their own papers. 
  • ThoughtCo has resources for those wanting to increase their reading comprehension, conversation skills, and so much more. 
  • Google Translate is a free translation service that can be used online or downloaded as an Apple or Android app. 

Check out this online dictionary with translations in tons of languages
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