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ESL Materials and Programs

ESL and Literacy Collection

We offer the following materials in our Adult ESL and literacy collection:

  • Picture Dictionaries
  • Idiom and Slang Definitions
  • English Grammar/Writing Help
  • Student/Teacher Workbooks
  • Accent Reduction Materials
  • Easy Reader Books and CDs
  • Easy English Newspapers
  • Test Preparation Materials

Online English Language Learning


Mango provides languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, and most importantly Pirate! In addition, there is also a wide variety of ESL courses. You must first create a profile on the Mango Login Page if you wish to track your progress

Basic ESL

Basic ESL Logo
Basic ESL - Basic ESL an online education portal, leveraging the "Basic English as a Second Language" learning system, to deliver a tested and proven model for learning English through rich internet technologies.


TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks, animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love!

ESL Programs

English Conversation Group

Make friends while you practice your English pronunciation and conversation skills at the library with other international speakers. No need to register. See the library’s Program/Registration page for meeting dates and times.

ESL Book Discussion

If English is your second language and you enjoy discussing books written in English, then join our ESL Book Discussion. For high-intermediate to advanced English speakers. We discuss one book during the 8-week session. $7 book fee. Registration required. See library’s Program/Registration page for meeting dates and times.

Online ESL Learning & U.S. Citizenship Preparation

Universal Class

Universal Class Resource
Universal Class offers U.S. Citizenship test preparation, English as a second language courses, American Government, American History review and much more.

To use Universal Class click the link above. Enter your Novi Library Card Number to sign in or call 248-349-0720 for help.   

Preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test

  • U.S. Citizenship Test Preparation
  • American Government
  • American History Review
  • ESL Basic Grammar and Writing
  • Geography
  • Basic English Speaking Skills
  • Interview Skills

English As A Second Language

  • ABC’s of English Grammar
  • Basic English Speaking Skills
  • Business Writing
  • ESL Basic Grammar
  • ESL Basic Grammar and Writing
  • ESL Basic Writing Skills
  • ESL Grammar Skills Level 1-5
  • Essay Writing 101
  • Punctuation and Grammar 101
  • Spelling 101
  • Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures
  • Writing Improvement 101

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library is full of online test preparation materials and interactive exams for many standardized tests including U.S. citizenship, and more. Users must create a LearnATest account in the Library before using the database from home.

US. Citizenship and Immigration Services