The Guelph Public Library offers a variety of programs, collections and services designed to assist newcomers to Canada.
English Conversation Circle
This free program is for newcomers and others who would like to practise their everyday English Language skills in a friendly environment. For newcomers to Canada wishing to improve their fluency, build their vocabulary and gain confidence in speaking English. See our Events Calendar for more details.
ESL Book Club
The ESL Book Club is for English language learners who want to practise their English reading and conversation skills. Each week we will read and discuss short stories and chapter books. Reading materials will be provided to participants with a valid library card. The Club is for upper-intermediate to advanced ESL learners who are able to read at a LINC Reading Benchmark level 6. See our Events Calendar for more details.
All Guelph Public Library locations have materials for people who are learning English. We can help you find materials and services to meet your learning needs.
Books and movies in your language
We have books and DVDs in a variety of languages other than English. Languages vary by library location.
Settlement Services are available once a week at the Westminster Square and East Side Libraries. Please see the Events Calendar for more details.
To become a Canadian citizen, you must pass the Citizenship Test. We have resources that can help you with your Citizenship Test, including the official study guide, Discover Canada. You may borrow it from the library or read it or listen to it online.
Take some practice tests:
For more information about applying for Canadian citizenship please visit the Canadian Government Citizenship site.
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