Mary J. Treglia Community House offers both beginning and intermediate classes for English Language Learners. A fee is charged to cover class supplies and you may be given a placement test. Interested students should stop in to fill out a registration form.

Personal goals for education, citizenship, work, or career are important as each level gains confidence from a conversational approach. Connecting with other learners enhances the students’ experience in discussions of different cultures, customs, and lifestyles.

In class or at home, students also explore apps that best fit their level and style of learning. As we are able to expand, learning opportunities such as tutoring, field trips, and conversational enrichment are likely to be added. New students are always welcome!


Barb Spaulding



Online English Practice Sites

Transparent Language (need a library card)


https://www.esl-lab.com/easy/  Listening practice

Start here: www.spps.org/abe   Click Student Resources and then Online  Activity Lists and then Online ELL 0-2

Choose from ELL 0-2 Websites

  1. Basic Literacy Skills Interactive, from literacycenter.net
    2. ELL 0/1 Activities Listening, Reading, Matching
    3. ELLO Listening Games   Multiple choice listening games with pictures
    4. ELLO Short Interviews   Authentic interviews with transcripts
    5. GCF Learn Free   Real life activities on food, money, work, shopping, & maps
    6. Hello World ESL   English activities and games
    7. Language Guide   Picture dictionary with audio
    8. Marshall ABE Timed Readings
    9. MCED: Multi-cultural Educational Services
    10. Minneapolis ABE   Activity List for ELL / GED
    11. Picture Dictionary
    12. Starfall   Reading Practice
    13. Typing   Practice your typing here

https://soundsofspeech.uiowa.edu/main/english  Phonetics with visual for where to place tongue/produce sound correctly

http://www.eslcafe.com/search/index.html  All things ESL

Practice 10-15 minutes everyday!

Printable version here.