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ESL Mentoring Service

ESL Mentors

Working toward a new job? Continuing your education? Pursuing other important life goals? Is English slowing you down? A mentor can help!

What is the ESL Mentoring Service?

ESL Mentoring is a learner-driven service that provides free mentoring to intermediate adult ESL (English as a Second Language) learners who want to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar skills. Our mentors help connect learners to the community through partnerships, collaboration, and resource navigation based on learner goals.

Work one-on-one with a native English-speaking mentor on projects designed specifically to get you where you want to go in life, at school, in your career, and anywhere else you want to succeed.

Benefits of Working with an ESL Mentor

Apply to participate in ESL Mentoring

We are temporarily not accepting ESL Learner applications. We are still accepting Mentor applications. Please check back starting in mid-October, 2022. Contact Anne Million at with questions.

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Meet Some of the Participants

Miya, China

MIYA, China: "I'm so lucky to be one of the first students in this mentoring program at the Poudre Public Library. With the help of this program, I learned to talk about my goals for graduate school, passed my TOEFL exam, and created my own Chinese Recipe Food blog. This was fun because it helped with my homesickness, taught me lots of new vocabulary, and helped me realize that I enjoy being a storyteller - sharing memories of my family and foods. I'm amazed that the flavors of my home can be shared with people online and even written in a new language!”

Efrain, Puerto Rico

EFRAIN, Puerto Rico: "I came to Fort Collins for a better future for me and my family. When I got here my English was very poor and a friend of mine told me about the conversational English group at the Poudre River Public Library. Later I started the Mentoring program and I can now have a conversation in English thanks to this program. My goal is to be a police officer in Fort Collins and I know I can reach that goal with this program."

Feyza, Turkey

FEYZA, Turkey: "This mentoring program is greatly improving my English by working on projects oriented to my specific goals such as creating my elevator pitch, learning new vocabulary, designing a class about making a bullet journal, and more. I am very happy to be participating in this service and really enjoy studying with my mentor."

Apply today and get started achieving your goals!

Apply to become an ESL Mentor

The library accepts applications to work with a Mentor any time.

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Let's make progress on your goals together!

Become an ESL Mentor
Learn more about the ESL Mentorship Service

Other English Learning Resources

Conversations in English
Weekly discussions in English with a friendly, diverse community

Mango Languages
Self-paced conversational English lesson

Front Range Community College
Currently offering free English classes for all levels of English learners

Library Resources
Find English language resources


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Poudre River Public Library District (970) 221-6740
Including the collection of Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus

Poudre River Public Library District
(970) 221-6740

Including the collection of
Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus