Learning English

Programs and Classes in Spanish and beginning English

Conversational English 002Conversational ESL Program: This program uses visual tools, small talk, and role play to teach native speakers of many languages to communicate in English, focusing on specific issues, like making a doctor’s appointment, placing an emergency call, parent/teacher conferences, and more. Students are also welcome to bring their 3-6 year olds with them. While parents learn English, library staff read books, make crafts, and play games with the children. Classes offered Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Lewis Fresh Market Classroom AB. Call 847-623-2041, ext. 222 or email to register.
Supported in part by the American Dream Starts @ Your Library grant.

Leamos Spanish Literacy Program: Leamos is a program for native Spanish speakers who need to develop their reading and writing skills in Spanish before moving on to learning English. Classes offered Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Computer Learning Center. Call 847-623-2041, ext. 222 or email to register.

Spanish GED: Classes to improve the basic Reading, Writing and Math skills of students who wish to obtain their GED in Spanish. Students receive one hour of instruction in Math and one hour of instruction in either Reading or Writing each week. Classes are conducted in Spanish on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m., Thursdays from 4:30-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Adult Literacy Suite. Call 847-623-2041, ext. 222 or email to register.
Supported in part by the American Dream Starts @ Your Library grant.

Learn and Discover the Internet: Classes run four weeks, once a week for two and a half hours. Topics include: definition of the internet, internet navigation, internet search, email, and internet safety and security. The class is instructor led with discussions, demonstrations, hands-on activities and personal practice time. Mouse and keyboard knowledge will be assessed prior to starting the class. Go here for more information or call 847-623-2041, ext. 251.

Families Learning Together ESL: Basic reading, writing, and math classes for families. Children learn through stories, music and activities, while their parents are in the classroom next door. Children must be aage 0 – 6 years, and parents must not have a high school diploma or a GED. Children must attend with their parents. Call 847-623-2041, ext. 222 or email to register.

Los Bilinguitos: Kids ages 4 to 7 will give their imaginations a workout, listening to bilingual stories, singing songs and creating craft projects in the art center. Sundays from 3:30-4 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. in the Early Learning Center. Walk-ins are welcome. Go here for more information about all our children’s programs.

Health Awareness: Classes that teach participants the current health care options that may be available to them, connect them with a primary health care provider, and educate them on when to and when not to seek hospital emergency care. Students are also welcome to bring their 3-6 year olds with them. While parents learn English, library staff read books, make crafts, and play games with the children. Classes are held Mondays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 847-623-2041, ext. 222 or email to register.
Supported in part by the American Dream Starts @ Your Library grant.

Rules of the Road: Learn how to acquire your Temporary Visitor’s Driver’s License. Classes are held Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call 847-623-2041, ext. 222 or email for more information.
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