English

The History of a Language

Would you be surprised to find out Shakespeare's works are written in Modern English? It's true! Modern English started in about 1450. Granted, Shakespeare's time included the early years of the Modern English period (1450-1800), while we live in the Late Modern English period (1800 onward). There are some differences, but not many. See for yourself

Learn English with Rosetta Stone @ ALD

Rosetta Stone- a self-directed computer program to learn English on your own- is  now at the Aldine Library!

The program will be available in the  Computer Lab every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10:30-11:30a.m beginning April 1st.

Tell your friends and family about this exciting opportunity to learn English.

 

ESL Tutor Training September 28

At LSC-Tomball Community Library, requests for help in mastering the English language are ongoing. People attempting English for the first time and veterans who want to improve their grammar, reading, writing, or accent keep inquiring; so we try to match these eager adult learners with a volunteer tutor.

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer tutor? You don’t need skills in another language and you don’t need to be an expert. We’re having a training day on Saturday, September 28, from 9 a.m. to 12:30, at the Barbara Bush Library on Cypresswood. So now would be a good time to sign up. Call us at 832-559-4200.
 

Do you want to learn English? ¿Trata de aprender Ingles?

Do you want to learn English? The library offers a free English as a Second Language discussion group every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the second floor conference room. You are welcome!

¿Trata de aprender Ingles? Quiza usted conoce a alguien que quiere aprender Ingles. La Biblioteca de Tomball actualmente ofrece una clase de discusión de Ingles como ségunda lengua y nosotros planemos comenzar los grupos adicionales en las próximas semanas.

Estos grupos gratis de discusión ayudan a las personas a alcanzar sus metas. El propósito es para que usted pueda aprender a leer y hablar el idioma Ingles. Cualquier persona interesada puede venir a la biblioteca en el segundo piso el miércoles a las 10:30 AM en el cuarto de conferencias.

La biblioteca tambien tiene cursos como Rosetta Stone, seleccíon de libros de Ingles como segunda lengua, CDs y DVDs que pueden ser prestados por un period prolongado de tiempo.

English Victorian Novels: Four Golden Oldies

We tend to think of the life of the English population a century and a half ago as quaint, cluttered, and repressed. However they saw themselves on the frontier of a great social change. The aristocracy saw their social position and role in society challenged by a new and wealthy class of merchants and manufacturers. Reform Bills were hotly debated and then passed by the parliament increasing the size of the electorate. At the same time traditional gender roles were beginning to be questioned and challenged. It was an exciting time and it produced a feast for fiction fans, especially fans of the weighty tome stuffed with intriguing characters and spiced with surprising, and often ironic, twists of plot and phrase. 


 Dickens, Brontë, Thackeray, Eliot

 

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