Online literacy tools

The Ottawa Public Library has a number of online tools to help you with literacy training.

  • Study online by using Learning Express Library! This is a database of practice tests and electronic manuals you can use to prepare for the TOEFL or GED.
  • Active Reading helps learners improve their reading skills in an effective and systematic way. Includes a wide range of text types at six levels as well as video, audio and hundreds of stimulating activities.
  • Business Writing helps learners develop their written business communication skills in the context of emails, SMS, letters and reports. Topics include the writing process, linking ideas and writing clearly.
  • Study Skills Success is very thorough course in academic English. It includes authentic articles and academic texts, timed essays, lectures, work on Web-based research and help on grammar and vocabulary strategies.
  • Tense Buster is an ESL(English Second Language) program which focuses on helping students improve their reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar skills in five levels.