Woodridge Public Library has a variety of books, CDs, and DVDs to assist local residents with their English as a Second Language studies and with basic literacy skills development.
Feel free to browse and print our ELL/ESL Resources handout.
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:
CLASSES, GROUPS, & TUTORS
COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
English Language Acquisition (ELA) instruction is a free educational opportunity for adult community members, 17 years of age or older, whose primary language is other than English.
All students must take a placement test and attend a short orientation/intake session prior to registration. Placement testing, orientation and registration take approximately three hours. Children are not allowed in the testing room.
Call or Text: 331-472-7160
Provides free one-on-one tutoring at a time and place convenient to the student and tutor. Basic health literacy tutoring and GED preparation also available.
English Conversation Groups designed to give adult ESL learners more practice meet at many local libraries. Call for locations and times.
PEOPLE’S RESOURCE CENTER
630-682-5402 ext. 337
Locations in Westmont and Wheaton.
Offers instruction in English, math, reading skills, GED preparation, and citizenship test preparation in classes, small groups, and one-on-one sessions
Free and open to adults who live in DuPage and have registered as a PRC client.
SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN IMMIGRANT PROJECT (SSIP)
Free 12-week citizenship classes. Also includes review of English language skills.
Woodridge Public Library, Tuesdays 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., February 25 – June 2
Other locations and times available.
TUTORING ENGLISH TO ADVANCE CHANGE (TEACH)
Congregation of St. Joseph of LaGrange
Free ESL one-on-one tutoring once a week for one hour
Woodridge Park District ARC – 8201 Janes Ave, Mondays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Other locations and times available. Tutors also help students prepare for GED and citizenship tests. Drop-ins welcome.
WORLD RELIEF DUPAGE/AURORA
630-888-1198 for classes in Wheaton, 630-618-1833 for classes in Aurora
Free English Classes for Adults. Beginning & intermediate levels, preparation for the American workplace, tutoring for the citizenship exam & interview. Professional teachers. Preschool program (some locations).
ILLINOIS ADULT LEARNING HOTLINE
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. Operators speak English, Spanish and Polish or fill out a form at www.thecenterweb.org/alrc/hotline/index.html
Referral services for students, volunteers, and employers wishing to locate adult education classes near your home or work in English as a Second Language (ESL), adult literacy, preparation for high school equivalency (HSE) in English and Spanish, and citizenship.