Northborough Free Library

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English Conversation Circles

For adult English language learners.

Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 AM




English Conversation Circles are one hour informal group meetings for adults who want to improve their conversational English. In the meetings we will:

  • Practice listening, speaking, and pronunciation through normal, everyday conversations
  • Meet people from all over the world
  • Have fun speaking in English with other adults who are also learning

Some examples of practical, everyday conversations may be life and customs in the United States, current events, day-to-day experiences in your life with family and friends, and things to do in Northborough. We will not talk about academic topics or work through formal language exercises.

No registration or sign-up! Just show up!

Resources for English Language Learners


In the Library
We have books, CDs, and DVDs to help you with learning English. This list is an example of some of the things that you can check out from the Northborough library. Please see a librarian if you need help finding these materials or getting a library card. We can also get you books, CDs and DVDs from other libraries.

The Library subscribes to an online language learning tool called Rosetta Stone. You can access Rosetta Stone from the public internet computers on the second floor of the Library. Rosetta Stone is also available to Northborough residents from your home computer. To use Rosetta Stone at home you will need an internet-connected computer or device with audio capability, and a valid library card.

Community Resources
The Shrewsbury and Marlborough Libraries also hold meetings where you can practice speaking in English.  You may attend as many meetings as you like each week.

If you would like more help with learning English, Literacy Unlimited in Framingham and the Literacy Volunteers of Worcester can help you find a tutor or an ESL class. Visit Learning English in MetroWest for more additional resources and help in learning to speak in English.

You can also find additional programs, classes and information for English language learners, and information on becoming an US citizen through the Worcester Public Library and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Web Resources
Here are some websites with lessons and activities to help with learning English:

Activities for ESL students
Dave's Internet Cafe

Practice your English and stay current with world news: read The New York Times in plain English.

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity?

Consider volunteering to assist our group facilitators conduct English Conversation Circles meetings. Please contact Deborah Hersh at 508-393-5025 ext 5 or email for more information or to volunteer.