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Learn English

All are welcome to the library, and we respect your privacy.

Learn English at the Library

Check the events page for more information on these programs:

  • Join us for an informal English Language Conversation Group or English Language Reading Group at our Santori Library on Saturdays.
  • Improve your English conversation skills in a weekly, relaxed environment with English at the Library on Thursdays.
  • Sign up for FREE ELA (English Language Acquisition) Classes, taught by the College of DuPage, at the Eola Road Branch.
  • Learn with World Relief Chicagoland in weekly interactive lessons, designed specifically for beginner learners, at the Santori Library.
  • Find a book, audio CD, or DVD to help you learn English! Call the library or check our catalog to request

Learn English With Mango Languages

Mango Languages: Mango offers access to over 70 foreign language courses and 20 ESL courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone® and Android™.

Learn English Online

  • LearningExpress Library – Includes courses to improve reading, writing, speaking, and grammar
  • – Provides FREE online learning for English & reading, and much more
  • Colorín Colorado – A bilingual site for educators and families of English Language Learners

Learn English in the Community

  • Waubonsee Community College – Courses are designed to help build basic skills to prepare for college-level courses, get a better job, or just live a better life
  • USCIS – Search by zip code to find an English or citizenship preparation class near you
  • Dominican Literacy Center – Offers citizenship classes for everyone and ESL classes specifically for women
  • World Relief – Offers English language training, in-home tutoring services, translations, basic adult literacy, and ESL education in a classroom setting

Know Your Rights

DACA Recipients

USCIS provides a comprehensive FAQ and archived materials here.

  • Find the most current information on the status of the DACA program on the USCIS website. Search for keyword “DACA”.
  • IMMI’s site contains documents as well as understanding immigration law and how to stay in the U.S legally
  • Are you a DREAMer? has information on receiving college scholarships

Find Legal Help Online