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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.

Japanese Virtual Conversation Group

Feb 03, Mar 03,

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! Register with valid email to receive the Zoom link the day before the event.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event        
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Registration Ends: 9am the Day Before Event
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

German Virtual Conversation Group

Feb 08, Mar 08,

Mon, 7-8:30pm

Sprechen Sie deutsch? Beginners to advanced speakers are welcome to join the German language conversation group. Register with valid email to receive the Zoom link the day before the event.

Price: Free Community Event        
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Registration Ends: 9am the Day Before Event
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

Spanish Virtual Conversation Group

Feb 15, Mar 15,

Mon, 7-8:30pm

Hola amigos! All levels of Spanish speakers from ZERO to NATIVE are welcome to join us! Register with valid email to receive the Zoom link the day before the event.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event        
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Registration Ends: 9am the Day Before Event
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

Korean Virtual Conversation Group

Feb 17, Mar 17,

Wed, 10:30am-12pm

Do you need to learn or practice your Korean conversation skills? Reading, vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversation will be covered! Register with valid email to receive the Zoom link the day before the event.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event        
Registration Begins: Nov 1
Registration Ends: 9am the Day Before Event
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

French Virtual Conversation Group

Feb 22, Mar 22,

Mon, 7-8:30pm

Bonjour! Adults & Teens interested in practicing the French language are invited to meet-up once a month. Register with valid email to receive the Zoom link the day before the event.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event        
Registration Begins: Nov 1
Registration Ends: 9am the 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