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International/ESL Programming

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Are you looking to practice or brush up on your language conversation skills? The Novi Public Library offers International Language Conversation Groups in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. All groups are free of charge and while registration is not required, it is encouraged. Adults and teens are welcome to attend. The library also offers literacy programs (some of which are listed below) for children who are learning English. For exact dates and locations, please visit the library’s Programs/Registration Page. For questions call 248-349-0720.

French Virtual Conversation Group

Sep 28,

Wed, 7:00-8:30pm

Join us for a free monthly meetup, where you can brush up on your language skills. All levels are welcome to attend.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event        
Registration Begins: Jul 1
Registration Ends: One Day Before Event
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting; Must register with valid email to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent the day before the event.

German Virtual Conversation Group

Oct 12, Nov 09, Dec 14,

Mon, 7:00-8:30pm

Sprechen Sie deutsch? Beginners to advanced speakers are welcome to join the German language conversation group. *MUST REGISTER WITH VALID EMAIL TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK* Link will be sent the day before the event.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Registration Ends: Day Before Event
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

Spanish Virtual Conversation Group

Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 21,

Mon, 7-8:30pm

Hola amigos! All levels of Spanish speakers from ZERO to NATIVE are welcome to join us! *MUST REGISTER WITH VALID EMAIL TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK* Link will be sent the day before the event.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Registration Ends: Day Before Event
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

Korean Virtual Conversation Group

Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16,

Wed, 10:30am-12pm

Do you need to learn or practice your Korean conversation skills? Reading, vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversation will be covered! *MUST REGISTER WITH VALID EMAIL TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK* Link will be sent the day before the event.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Registration Ends: Day Before Event
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

Korean Virtual Conversation Group

Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16,

Wed, 10:30am-12pm

Do you need to learn or practice your Korean conversation skills? Reading, vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversation will be covered! *MUST REGISTER WITH VALID EMAIL TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK* Link will be sent the day before the event.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Registration Ends: Day Before Event
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

French Virtual Conversation Group

Oct 26, Nov 23, Dec 28,

Wed, 7:00-8:30pm

Bonjour! Adults & Teens interested in practicing the French language are invited to meet-up once a month. *MUST REGISTER WITH VALID EMAIL TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK* Link will be sent the day before the event.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event        
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Registration Ends: Day Before Event
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

Japanese Virtual Conversation Group

Oct 07, Nov 04, Dec 02,

Wed, 6:30-8pm

“こんにちは” Do you think your Japanese conversation skills are getting rusty? Let’s practice and learn Japanese together! *MUST REGISTER WITH VALID EMAIL TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK* Link will be sent the day before the event.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Registration Ends: Day Before Event
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

Looking for Translating Volunteers

Novi Public Library is looking to translate its International Resources Brochures into the following languages: Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, and Telugu to better assist the community. If you’d like to assist please contact Shannon O’Leary