New to America

Immigrants, refugees and those working with English learners of all levels will find resources for learning or improving English skills, studying for the United States Citizenship exam and connecting with area organizations that assist those new to Des Moines navigate the challenges of relocating to the United States.
  • Perfect Phrases for ESL
    Diane Engelhardt
    Conversation phrases that help you express your thoughts, ideas and feelings in English conversations of all types.
  • Easy Pronunciation
    Living Language
    6 CDs with accompanying book help learners with English pronunciation
  • English for the Real World
    Living Language
    3 CDs with accompanying book teach English skills for a variety of everyday situations.
  • Video Tutor, Inc
    DVDs for learning English are available at no charge. This collection offers visual and audio lessons including basic conversation, numbers and money, and directions.

Conversations & Coffee!

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Would you like to practice speaking English?

Featured Resources

ProCitizen citizenship prep course

ProCitizen is a comprehensive citizenship prep course that contains 100 videos, plus interactive drills and quizzes.

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Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages.

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United States Citizenship Practice Test: Use our LearnineExpress Library Adult Learning Center to study for the United States Citizenship exam!

Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: