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Fiction books for English Language Learners

Adult English Language Learners who want to work on reading skills might find the following books helpful and interesting:

1984: a novel by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm

 





Brave new world by Aldous Huxley


The Stepford wives; a novel by Levin, Ira


True grit: a novel by Charles Portis


Tender is the night by F. Scott Fitzgerald


The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway


A walk to remember by Nicholas Sparks

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets in Group Study Room A every other Friday from 1:00-2:00 PM, beginning October 4 and October 18.

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers June Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets in Group Study Room A every other Friday.

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers May Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room .

ELL Book Group

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets in Group Study Room A every other Friday.
April 5 at 1:00 PM in Group Study A
April 19 at 1:00 PM in Group Study A

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers April Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room .

ELL Book Group

Advanced English Language Learners — join us March 8th and 22nd at 1:00 PM to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets in Group Study Room A every other Friday.

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers March Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Tween area.

Community Literacy Council

The Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council  (CLC) is a volunteer, non-profit organization aiming to improve adult literacy in Plymouth-Canton and surrounding areas of Western Wayne County.  The CLC mission is to provide adults with basic reading, writing and communication skills, so they may participate in their community and reach their fullest potential in life.  For over 27 years, the CLC has been offering tutoring services to enhance the lives of individuals in our community.

English Language Learner's (ELL) Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers February Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

English Language Learner's Book Group

Advanced English Language Learners — join us Friday, January 11th and 25th at 1:00 PM to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets in Group Study Room A every other Friday.

Pay it forward: a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde — the moving story of Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy who accepts his social studies teacher's challenge to come up with a plan to change the world. Trevor's idea is simple: Do a good deed for three people and ask them to "pay it forward" to three others who need help.

English Language Learner's (ELL) Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers January Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

English Language Learner's Conversation Group - Evenings

Program cancelled until further notice. 

English Language Learner's Conversation Group - Days

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers December Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

English Language Learner's Conversation Group - Evenings

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers December 5 and 19 or the first and third Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Purple Room.

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools offers ESL Classes

The Plymouth-Canton Community School District offers English as a Second Language classes for a small fee at the Starkweather Education Center for Alternative and Adult Education. Classes meet four days a week.

2012 Nobel Prize in Literature

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Chinese author, Mo Yan. As one of mainland China's best known authors, Mo Yan has created over 10 novels and 80 short stories in his 30-year career. According to The Guardian he is "notable not only for his creative engagement with modern Chinese history but also, more simply, for his dedication to the craft of writing." You can check out his prize-winning works in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, or English translation.

Big breasts and wide hips: a novel by Mo Yan; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt

Life and death are wearing me out: a novel by Mo Yan; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt

Wa by Mo Yan zhu

English Language Learner's Day Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, October Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AMin the Purple Room.

English Language Learner's Evening Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers Wednesday October 3rd  in the Purple Room and Wednesday October 17th in Group Study Room A from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.