Let us help you learn English or improve your literacy skills with a variety of learning tools, services, and resources. Need assistance? Call our ESL Librarian Jaimie Zimmerman at (847) 725-2162 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audiobooks and eBooks
by Hoopla Digital
Try these lessons and guide books to help you speak English like a native. Includes easy grammar lessons, vocabulary books, writing exercises, and more.
Read along with talking, animated picture books and chapter books for kids available in French and Spanish.
by Hoopla Digital
Learn to speak and understand English as a Second Language with Pimsleur. Digital courses are available for speakers of the following world languages:
- Chinese (Cantonese)
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- Haitian Creole
- Persian (Farsi)
- Portuguese (Brazilian)
Online Learning Resources
A Spanish-language database by World Book that contains videos, selected articles, and a visual dictionary to allow ESL and Spanish students the chance to learn.
Gale Courses is an online learning platform that offers courses on many subject, including grammar and writing for ESL.
Mango is an interactive language learning system that helps you develop everyday conversational skills and offers beginning and advanced student coursework and ESL courses.
Muzzy Online is a fun and interactive way for children to learn new languages.
Rosetta Stone is an interactive and immersive language-learning program available in nearly 30 different languages with over 200 hours of instruction per language.
Online English listening comprehension quizzes and activities for ESL and EFL learners of all levels.
Practice and improve your American English by listening to news and read along videos.
A large collection of ESL tools and resources for students, teachers, learners, and academics.