Language Learning

Literacy Volunteers

Otis Library provides space to Literacy Volunteers of Eastern Connecticut to assure access to LVEC’s programs and services for Norwich and Norwich-area residents. LVEC engages volunteers to assist adult New Americans to learn English as another language and to assist English-speakers to read.  Depending on learner needs, LVEC offers on-to-one tutoring, conversation groups, and computer-assisted learning programs to serve its enrolled learners at the LVEC office in Otis Library.  The computer-assisted learning program is available to LVEC enrolled learners when the library is open.  Conversation groups take place as follows:


  • 10:00 a.m. to 11 (Evan)
  • 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Kathy & Eileen)


  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (Evan)
  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (Janice) beginner
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Janice)


  • 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Nancy)
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Anne)
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (Veronique)


  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Jan) beginnner
  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (John A.)
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (John P.)


  • 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Colleen)
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (John P.)


  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Peter)

Learning English

  1. Our Learning English collection is located next to the Information desk. The collection includes grammar, vocabulary, dictionaries, reading & writing and conversation materials.
  2. Free websites to learn English: (click on the button)


Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.

To access from outside the library you will need your library card number.