ESL & Foreign Languages

English as a Second Language (ESL) books and CD kits are available to improve your English for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) preparation courses.

For learning foreign languages we have books and CD kits.

You can borrow Chinese, Japanese and Korean magazines.

You can read (in the library) the Sing Tao Daily.


Road to IELTS

This online course provides over 100 hours of interactive activities, advice videos, hints and tips on question types as well as downloadable practice tests. It is comprehensive, up-to-date and aimed precisely at the challenges candidates face - on the road to IELTS. 

You can access either the Academic or General Training version of Road to IELTS from home, using your Stanton Library membership card:

  • access the Academic Version for candidates who will take the IELTS to gain entry into academic institutions.
  • access the General Training Version for candidates who will take the IELTS for immigration and employment purposes.


Community Language Books now available @ Stanton

A range of books in community languages are available for loan courtesy of the State Library of NSW. Books are available for you to browse and borrow from the shelves at Stanton.

Languages currently available include: 

Chinese  Adult & junior Korean Adult & junior
Dutch Adult & junior Persian Adult & junior
French  Adult & junior Polish Adult & junior
German Adult & junior Russian Adult & junior  
Hungarian Adult & junior Slovak Adult
Japanese Adult & junior Spanish Adult & junior

Additional languages are available on request. Please speak to library staff at the Information Desk for more details.


ESL Book Group

Practice your English reading, comprehension and conversations skills with our English as a Second Language (ESL) Book Group by joining in on discussions about a new book every month.

Members are required to have intermediate reading level or above.

Express your interest using the form below and a member of staff will get in touch with you.

Note: Fields marked with an asterisk * are mandatory

Is your English reading comprehension at an intermediate level? * (required)