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English Language Learners (ENL)

Learn English at the Library

ENL bookshelves at GEPL.

English as New Language (ENL) Collection

  • Leveled Instruction Books and Workbooks
  • Picture Dictionaries
  • Language CD’s and Playaways
  • Full English Language Programs on USB Drive
  • Exam Prep TOEFL and TOEFL IBT, TOIEC, and IELTS

Mango Languages
Complete language learning system available through the library. The course is available in 19 languages including Spanish, Bengali, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Polish. Create an account with your library card number.

National Literacy Directory
Find English conversation groups and English classes near you. Just enter your zip code or town.

Local Organizations Helping with English Language Learning and Citizenship

College of DuPage
College of DuPage offers FREE English Language Learning classes and Citizenship classes to DuPage County residents.

College of DuPage ESL
Adult Education Department
425 Fawell Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: 630-942-3697
For Language Assistance: 630-942-3000

Illinois Adult Learning Hotline
Call the Illinois Adult Learning Hotline to:

  • Locate adult education classes near your home or work in English as a Second Language (ESL), adult literacy, citizenship, and GED preparation for English and Spanish
  • Find a program in need of volunteers
  • Contact a variety of adult education programs in your area

Operators speak English, Spanish, and Polish. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Illinois Adult Learning Hotline
Phone: 800-321-9511
TDD or Voice User Number: 800-321-9511

Literacy DuPage
Literacy DuPage’s mission is to help adults achieve their goals through accessible and customized tutoring in English. The organization offers free one-on-one tutoring, English conversation groups, and workforce education.

Literacy DuPage
24W500 Maple Avenue Suite 217
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: 630-416-6699

People’s Resource Center
The Adult Learning and Literacy program offers instruction in English, math, reading skills, GED preparation, and citizenship test preparation. Learning occurs in classrooms, small groups, and one-on-one sessions with volunteer tutors. PRC also offers “drop-in” tutoring sessions open to students at any level of learning. You must register as a PRC client to be eligible.

People’s Resource Center
201 S Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-682-5402

World Relief
World Relief offers a wide variety of services for immigrant and refugee populations including free English classes and citizenship classes.

World Relief
Sue Reynolds
1825 College Avenue #230
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-462-7566 x1022