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ESL Resources


This guide is designed to be a helpful tool for ESL students and instructors. Here you will find useful websites, books/eBooks, and other materials and resources that the Library offers.

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ESL Classes


Enroll in the College and Career Readiness English as a Second Language (ESL) program if you would like to learn English or improve your English language skills without earning college credit. ESL is available at the Cato, Central, Harper, and Levine Campuses. International students attending Central Piedmont on an F-1 visa cannot participate in College and Career Readiness ESL.

ESL Plus combines English language learning with career readiness skills for advanced ESL students.


Want to learn more about ESL classes? visit the ESL (College and Career Readiness) webpage at:

ESL (College and Career Readiness) hours of operation:
Mon.–Tue., 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.; Wed.–Thu., noon–6 p.m.
Phone: 704.330.6129


Excited about learning a new language?! The Library is here to help you with your learning process.

In all of our six locations you can find:

  • Around 400 items for language learning that includes books, eBooks, audiobooks, and DVDs.
  • Basic Reads section with around 300 books appropriate for new English readers.
  • Databases like Transparent Language, Films on Demand, PrepSTEP, and Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC).
  • Computer labs with printing, scanning, and copying capability.
  • Laptops and calculators available for 4 hours.
  • Study Rooms available for 2 hours a day per student.
  • Coffee and food near the library. (Central campus only)
  • Quiet and common areas for study.

Check our locations and hours of operations here


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