ESL Learners

Our staff and volunteers serve an ethnically diverse community, helping students feel more comfortable, confident, and successful in everyday life.

ESL and Citizenship Classes

Oakton College offers free ESL and citizenship classes for all levels. For more information, call 847-635-1426 or visit Oakton's ESL page.

ESL Conversation Programs

ESL Café - A weekly conversation group with community members. Tutors from the ELL Parent Center will be on hand to help with conversations and to answer your questions. Drop-in event. Every Wednesday, 12:30-2 pm. We also offer a book group for English language learners. View our events calendar.

ELL Literacy Circle - In partnership with the ELL Parent Center, this book discussion meets weekly for a 10-week session to read and explore American novels. View our events calendar

ESL One-On-One Conversation Program - Skokie Public Library volunteers provide free English conversation practice for ESL learners. Time is flexible. For more information call 847-324-3113 or email.

ELL Collection

Learning English for the first time or new to the United States? Our ELL collection has books, DVDs, audiobooks and many other helpful resources, including:

  • Information in many languages about citizenship classes and passing the citizenship test
  • Health literacy resources, including options for free or low-cost health care
  • Information on local classes for English learners
  • VITA (Volunteers in Teaching Adults) booklets

ESL Volunteers

Skokie Public Library is always looking for volunteers, including for ESL volunteer teaching positions.

If you're interested, check the job description.