To Contact for Tutors or Classes
- College of DuPage
Profile of College of DuPage Library’s ESL Collection
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 942-3797 or (630) 942-2551
Link to College of Dupage Library’s Web site
Several levels of ESL classes are offered, some of which are free. Classes are offered in several locations in DuPage County. For students in ESL classes, volunteer tutors are also available. All classes require placement testing before registration. Classes fall into the following categories:
- ESL: Family Literacy – For parents wanting to develop English language and reading skills to help their children succeed at school.
- ESL: Literacy/Community Language Skills – Three levels of classes to help develop English language skills needed in everyday life.
- ESL: Academic/Professional Program
- Illinois Adult Learning Hotline
Trained bilingual (English and Spanish) operators provide local program referrals for English as a Second Language classes and volunteer tutors.
- Literacy in Action – Bensenville
280 S. York Rd. (Corner of York and Memorial Rd.)
Bensenville, IL 60106
(630) 766-1944 ext. 2
Contact Pastor Ricardo Palmerin (Director)
Provides classes at Bensenville Bible Church mainly for beginners, with some second and third level classes.
- Literacy DuPage (Parent Organization is Proliteracy)
24W500 Maple Ave., #217
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 416-6699, FAX: 416-9465
Link to Literacy DuPage Web site
Provides one-on-one tutoring at a time and place convenient to both the tutor and student. They are currently looking for tutors. Contact Lisa Thackeray to volunteer. Recommended ESOL Resources for Literacy Volunteers of Dupage
- Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley (Parent Organization is Proliteracy)
Profile of Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley
St. Charles Public Library
One South Sixth Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
Link to Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley Web site
Provides one-on-one tutoring for adult students in St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva and Elburn. They are currently looking for tutors.
- Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County (Parent Organization is Proliteracy)
Profile of Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County125 North Marion Street, Ste. #301
Oak Park, IL 60301
Link to Literacy Volunteers Western Cook County Web site
Recommended English as a Second Language (ESL) Acquisitions
Provides one-on-one tutoring at a time and place convenient to both the tutor and student. They are currently looking for tutors.
- Lyons Township Adult & Community Education
Profile of Lyons Township Adult & Community Education
100 S. Brainard Ave.
LaGrange, IL 60525
Link to Lyons Township Adult & Community Education Web site
Provides classroom ESL at different levels for adult students in two locations.
- Morton College – Project CARE
3801 S. Central Ave
Cicero, IL 60804
(708) 656-8000 ext. 383
Contact Karin Johnsey
Link to Project Care’s Web site
Offers one-to-one and small group tutoring to ABE and ESL adult learners in reading, writing, and conversation. We are currently seeking tutors.
- Neighborhood Resource Center
8274 S. Janes Avenue
Woodridge, IL 60517
English as a Second Language classes meet twice a week for eight weeks.
- People’s Resource Center
201 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
649 Blackhawk Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
Contact Maryana Milton
Link to People’s Resource Center Web site
Email Contact Form
Offers ESL classes, basic academic skills, GED or citizenship test preparation, and more. The Literacy program is flexible, providing free classes, small groups, and one-on-one instruction at locations and times convenient for students and volunteers.
It also has One Book, One People: a monthly book group, with selections from around the world, and often bringing people of diverse cultures together
- School on Wheels
Sisters of St. Joseph of LaGrange
1515 W. Ogden Ave.
LaGrange Park, IL 60526-1721
Link to School on Wheels Web site
Contact Deborah Bradt
Receive free one-on-one tutoring once a week for one hour in Berwyn, Hodgkins, Summit, Woodridge and Villa Park. Tutors can also help students prepare for GED and citizenship tests.
- World Relief Refugee Office – DuPage
1825 College Ave., Suite 230
Wheaton, IL 60187
Contact Marilyn Sweeney
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