Learning English

Information on accessing English language testing materials

English language learning resources at the State Library

To find English language resources on our catalogue, use subject phrases such as English language Textbooks for foreign speakers or English language study and teaching. You can also limit your search to Audiovisual to find learning kits with CDs. To do this, perform an Advanced catalogue search

1.  Select Audiovisual from the Search scope dropdown menu

2.  Select Subject from the dropdown menu on the first line

3.  Type in your search term (e.g. English language study teaching)


Screenshot of catalogue search and results for English language materials in audiovisual formats


See our Finding items in languages other than English research guide for advice on locating items in different languages on our catalogue.

English classes

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) provide free English language tuition to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants to help them learn foundation English language and settlement skills. 

The site Your English corner includes a list of free English conversation classes around Melbourne.  There are also many institutions that charge fees for English classes.

The City of Melbourne’s Multicultural Hub is managed by the Adult Multicultural Education Services (AMES). It is a  place where people from Melbourne’s many different cultures can get together to work, share and learn in a safe and supportive environment. It also has rooms in various sizes available for hire at low-cost.

Melbourne City Library holds regular informal English conversation classes.

RMIT hold free English conversation classes. These classes are suited for anyone wanting to practise their English.

Other libraries

Sourced from: State of Victoria Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. (2021). Directory of public library services in Victoria 2021 (PDF)