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

Indian Man Gains Confidence

AHML's ESL programs helped Sathiyamoorthy with general business conversations. He also enjoys participating in the book discussions and culture and conversation programs.

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 Edgar Mitchell
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 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 August 11.

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 August 28, 2014.

This free class is cosponsored by District 214 and the Village of Arlington Heights.
  • New students accepted until October 9, 2014.

Tea & Talk

Wednesday, October 8, 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,  September 9 - November 25, 9:30 a.m. – noon / Hendrickson Room

Wednesdays, September 10 - December 3, 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.


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.

Upcoming Programs