ESL & Literacy

Literacy Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Call 847-870-4309 or email with questions.


What ESL Students Have to Say

Ukrainian Speaker Completes Masters Degree

Nadiya, a Ukrainian, was able to enroll in a program, study, and complete her Master’s degree with the help of a tutor and practicing with computer applications available through AHML's ESL Literacy Office.

About the Literacy Office

English language help available through the Literacy Office.

Literacy Office Hours:

  • Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Call 847-870-4309 or email with questions.

ESL Book Discussion

by Sun-Mi Hwang
Monday, May 19, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Board Room 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Come join one of these lively sessions. Pick up a copy of the book at the ESL/Literacy office beginning April 1.

Literacy/English as a Second Language (ESL) Links

Computer Learning

AHML Cardholders Only

We offer computers and software to help you improve and practice English on your own, at your own speed. Topics include:

  • Pronunciation
  • Business English
  • Reading, grammar and writing
  • TOEFL preparation
  • American culture

Beginning ESL Class

Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Classes start on January 16, 2014.

This free class is cosponsored by District 214 and the Village of Arlington Heights.
  • New students accepted until February 6, 2014.

Tea & Talk

Wednesday, May 14, 1:30–3 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

Improve your conversation skills at this monthly social group conversation. Everyone is welcome. No registration necessary.

1-on-1 Conversation Practice

AHML Cardholders Only
For advanced English learners. Students must pass a competency test and be accepted into the program before beginning.
  • Provided by volunteers
  • Available by appointment
  • Improve your conversational and reading skills

Citizenship Services

The following resources are helpful for people interested in becoming U.S. Citizens.

Read To Learn 2014

Tuesdays,  February 11 - April 29, 9:30 a.m. – noon / Hendrickson Room
Wednesdays, February 12 - April 30, 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
One-on-one reading sessions for all English-speaking adults who are learning to read and/or are developing reading skills. New classes begin in the spring and fall. A donation of $10 per class for materials is requested.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages
Mango Languages provides English as a second language and foreign language courses.

Visual Thesaurus

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus

Visual Thesaurus lets you look up word meanings and find other terms to use.

Upcoming Programs