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English Learners: Learning English

English Conversation at the Libraries

Come to Conversation Club! Practice speaking English in a friendly group. Everyone is welcome. Come as often as you like. Registration is not required. These sessions are discussions led by volunteers; they are not classes.

See a list of upcoming club meetings at all branches for the next 4 weeks.

Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, MD 20853, 240-773-9410

  • Wednesday at 1:00 pm
  • Friday at 10:00 am

Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814, 240-777-0970

The Bethesda Conversation Club is on a break for the rest of summer.  Will resume Wednesday, September 9.

  • Wednesday at 1:00 pm
  • Thursday at 1:00 pm

Chevy Chase Library, Starts June 2, 2015. 8005 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 240-773-9590

  • Tuesday at 10:30 am

Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817, 240-777-0922

  • Thursday at 10:15 am

Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20879, 240-773-9490

  • Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 am
  • Friday at 10:30 am
  • Easy Does It! American Idioms, Friday 12:30 PM

Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown, MD 20874, 240-777-0110

  • Tuesday at 10:30 am
  • Wednesday at 10:30 am
  • Wednesday at 7:00 pm
  • Friday at 10:30 am

Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20901, 240-777-0910

  • Saturday at 10:30 am

Marilyn J. Praisner Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866, 240-773-9460

  • Friday at 1:00 pm

Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney, MD 20832, 240-773-9545

  • Sunday at 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
  • Monday at 7:00 pm

Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878, 240-777-0200

  • Tuesday at 10:00 am
  • Tuesday at 7:00 pm
  • Thursday at 10:00 am
  • Saturday at 10:00 am

Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850, 240-777-0140

  • Tuesday at 10:30 am
  • Friday at 10:30 am

Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910, 240-773-9420

The Silver Spring Conversation Club is on a break for the rest of the summer.  Will resume Monday, September 14.

  • Mondays at 11:30 am

Twinbrook Library, held at Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20851, 240-314-8830

  • Monday at 12:00 pm (Noon) - 2:00 pm

White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904, 240-773-9555

  • Saturday at 10:30 am

Materials for Learning English

MCPL lends books, videotapes and DVD's, audiotapes, and CD's that provide instruction in speaking, reading, and writing English.  Here are some suggested materials:

For speakers of all languages

For speakers of specific languages


For information on learning languages other than English, please visit our Language Learning library guide. MCPL also has a limited collection of adult and children's materials in certain world languages to serve the county's diverse population.  For more information, please see our World Language webpage.

English Classes in the Community

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Language Line Services

translatorTo speak with a librarian in your native language through an interpreter, call Ask-a-Librarian at 240-777-0001 or your library branch.