By Kristi Lisech
One of the things that makes our country great is our diverse cultural heritage. People from all over the world settle right here in Virginia. Currently, over one million immigrants live in Virginia. They bring new ideas, rich cultural traditions, and a variety of native languages.
Learning English is a common goal for most of these new immigrants, who are also known as New Americans, as they strive for better work opportunities, educational opportunities, community engagement, and ultimately American citizenship. Central Rappahannock Regional Library has resources and programs to help them in that endeavor. CRRL can assist New Americans in finding language learning books, websites, videos, classes, conversation groups, and more.
Do you or someone you know need help improving English language skills? Public libraries have had a primary mission to help immigrants with language skills since their beginnings, and our library system enthusiastically supports that mission. Check out our ELL (English Language Learners) Answers page to discover how our many resources may be able to assist you.