Learning English

ESL Tutoring: English language learners can work one-on-one with a trained, volunteer tutor, to achieve their goals. If you would like to schedule a one on one tutor or volunteer with the program, please call 847-775-2549 or email.

Conversational 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.

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. Call 847-623-2041, ext. 222 or email to register.

GED Preparation in Spanish: 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.