ESL & Literacy

Woodridge Public Library has a variety of books, CDs, and DVDs to assist Woodridge residents with their English as a Second Language studies and with basic literacy skills development.

Feel free to browse and print our ESL Resources handout. [PDF]

The following organizations provide further information, classes and/or tutors for learning English as a Second Language and for basic literacy skills (these programs are not sponsored by the Library, but many of them use the Library's facilities and materials):

The College of DuPage's ESL Programs

  • ESL Literacy/Community Language Skills - for adults who would like to understand, speak, read and write English for everyday use.
  • ESL Family Literacy - for parents wanting to develop English language and reading skills to help their children succeed at school.
  • ESL Academic/Professional Program - for individuals who wish to prepare for study at U.S. colleges and for professional employment in the U.S.

Call 630-942-3697 for more information about the programs listed above.

Literacy DuPage

  • Provides free one-on-one tutoring at a time and place convenient to the student and the tutor.

Phone: 630-416-6699  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

School & Tutors on Wheels, Congregation of St. Joseph of LaGrange

  • Free ESL one-on-one tutoring once a week for one hour
  • Tutors also help students prepare for GED and citizenship tests
  • Woodridge location is the Neighborhood Resource Center Parking Lot
  • Drop-Ins welcome Mondays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Phone: 708-354-9200 ext. 5060

West Suburban Community Pantry

  • Free ESL classes held Monday and Wednesday mornings, 8:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. at the Woodridge Park District Community Center, 2600 Center Drive. Advanced registration is required.
  • Summer classes held at various locations in the community.
  • Complimentary breakfast, free textbooks, and childcare (age limit 10 & under) provided by the Pantry.

Phone: 630-512-9921

Libraries' English and Reading Network (L.E.A.R.N.)

L.E.A.R.N. is a network of Chicago-area library and non-profit organizations that provide materials and services to adults learning English. Includes a list of local ESL organizations and links to many ESL websites

Other Assistance

Illinois Adult Learning Hotline (1-800-321-9511) - trained bilingual (English and Spanish) operators provide local program referrals.

World Relief Refugee Services, DuPage Office
(630-462-7566) - located in Wheaton.


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