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

Ngoc's dream came true after using the Library's ESL computer applications and tutoring to complete her citizenship requirements.

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 Ctistina Henriquez
 Thursday, June 18, 1-2 p.m / I Conference Room
 Wednesday, June 24 7-8 p.m./ I Conference Room
Come join one of these lively sessions. Pick up a copy of the book at the ESL/Literacy office beginning June 1, 2015.

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 15, 2015.

This free class is cosponsored by District 214 and the Village of Arlington Heights.

Tea & Talk

Wednesday, June 10, 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 2015

Tuesdays,  September 15 - November 24, 9:30 a.m.–noon / Hendrickson Room
Registration  on September 1, 2015  at 9:30 a.m.  Hendrickson Room
Wednesdays, September 16 - December 9, 7 p.m.–9:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Registration on September 2, 2015   at 7 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.



Teaches ESL from 50 source languages. Additional lessons for over 80 languages. 
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Mango Languages

Mango Languages
Teaches ESL from 18 source languages.  Additional lessons for 62 languages.  Includes  Little Pim for kids.   Apps

Visual Thesaurus

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus

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

If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.