This lesson is about using the library in prison.  It provides students with authentic reading practice, in the context of a library newsletter and prepares them for a visit to the library, to explore what there is for ESOL learners.

Topic: Making the most of the prison library

Level: Entry 1 - Entry 3 / National 2 - 4

Time: minimum 90 minutes


  • to develop students’ ability to read and understand information about library services in prison
  • to take part in a discussion about different services and activities in the library
  • to ask for information about library services.


All learners will be able to:

  • understand vocabulary for talking about different services on offer at the library
  • read a library newsletter and answer simple comprehension questions
  • exchange opinions about library services
  • ask for information in the library.