Are you new to speaking English, or would you like to get better? Attend a free online English Circle conversation group (formerly known as Talk Time) to practice speaking English.

Groups will meet once a week from Sept. 28 through Dec. 5. You can talk about everything from education and social issues to food, money, family and weather.

Registration is required, visit the Library's calendar to sign up. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle uses a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts.

GROUP SCHEDULES – first sessions with registration details


Library events and programs are free and open to the public. English Circle groups are presented in partnership with Literacy Source.

The Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. We support universal access to information and ideas, and form strong partnerships with community organizations to offer classes and workshops that are accessible to all.

All physical locations of The Seattle Public Library are currently closed in accordance with public health guidelines. Find out more at Visit the Library’s Road to Reopening page for more information on book returns, Curbside Service and other Library services being offered while Library buildings are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can now place new holds on physical Library materials.