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Adults: Lifelong Learners

Looking to improve your reading skills, get a GED, learn English or another language, or get help finding a job?
Click below for great resources!

Improve Your Reading Skills
  • LearningExpress Library Adult Learning Center
    Free online resources to help you improve your basic reading, writing, speaking, grammar, and math skills. Available 24/7 to all Henderson residents with a library card.
  • Brainfuse Adult Learning Center
    Use their ever-expanding suite of services to brush up on your skills, learn something new, and test your knowledge. Get live one-on-one help. Available 24/7 to all Henderson residents with a library card.
    Whether you want to learn new words, practice reading, or review those grammar rules you forgot, this free online reading program has it all.
  • Adult Literacy and Language Programs in Nevada
    Helping Nevadans improve their literacy levels and achieve other goals
  • America's Literacy Directory
    Enter your zip code to find education services in your area, including adult basic and secondary education and literacy

Get a GED

Learn English 
  • Desert Rose Adult High School and Career Center
    This year-round school runs 12 hours a day, and is the largest provider of ESL classes at a single location in the area. The following programs are offered: High School Diploma, English Language Learner Program, Citizenship Classes, Literacy, GED Certificate, High School Proficiency Test Preparation.
  • Catholic Charities English Language Program
    The classes are free to the public and to clients of their Migration and Refugee Program. All classes are taught by highly-trained instructors. State-of-the-art computer labs are available to help individuals improve their language skills, learn about American life, and understand the Southern Nevada work place.
  • Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
    Literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and more.
  • CSN English as a Second Language classes
    Offered through the College of Southern Nevada.
  • America's Literacy Directory
    Enter your zip code to find education services in your area, including English language classes.

Learn a Foreign Language
  • OverDrive and Hoopla
    E-books and audiobooks that can be streamed or downloaded to your device for free 24/7. Must be a resident of Henderson and log in with a Henderson Libraries card to access.
  • DuoLingo
    Online and mobile platforms to learn a variety of languages. In addition to language lessons, users can work on translation projects with other users to crowdsource translation.
  • Lang-8
    Native speakers help correct your writing, and you can in turn help others learning your native language.
  • Memrise
    Visual learners should head to Memrise, a site that features countless categories of so-called "mems," user-generated mnemonic flash cards that rely on graphics, humor, and imagination to implant new vocabulary in your memory. The site hosts thousands of free courses in many languages; you can also upload your own mems for other users to view. Because the content is entirely user-generated, the quality may vary, but when mems work, they really work.
  • Foreign Services Institute
    Deceivingly simplistic in appearance, the Foreign Services Institute features extensive text and audio resources for more than 45 languages. Designed by professional linguists for the U.S. government, these free materials are of the highest quality, created with the aim of aiding users gain fluency. Lessons are organized around grammar and repetition, and in addition to more popular languages, the site offers resources for learning lesser-studied options like Romanian, Igbo, Serbo-Croatian, and many more. Note that though the site hosts government-sponsored learning materials, which are in the public domain, it's actually run by private individuals. 
  • Annenberg Learner
    Free online videos with language instruction. Languages offered: English, Spanish, and French.
    A very interactive online dictionary. Users can post questions to forums, and looking up a word will also yield a list of threads discussing the uses of the word.
  • Google Translate
    Helps translate between different languages. Users can submit corrections or suggestions for the translations as well to help Google better translate especially with idiomatic language.
  • This website provides verb conjugations for many languages, including languages that are not commonly taught.

Career Help
  • LearningExpress Library Career Center
    Prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills here. Available 24/7 to all Henderson residents with a library card. 
  • JobNow
    Free online job assistance, including resume templates, interview tips, career assessments, and live resume and interview coaching. Available 24/7 to all Henderson residents with a library card. 

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