COVID-19 UPDATE: We ask that students and tutors continue to meet virtually.

Additionally, we offer virtual English conversation groups through partner libraries (schedule below).

For more information, please call or text 331-472-7160 or email [email protected]

Conversation Groups

Conversation groups give intermediate level and above adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learners more practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  There is no charge for attendance. Registration is required to attend a group. Use the links below to register for one or more groups.

All adult English learners—and their tutors—are welcome!

Schedule of Conversation Groups

Addison Public Library

4 Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL 60101

Every Monday
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Register here

For more information, contact Guest Services at 630-543-3617.

Indian Prairie Public Library

401 Plainfield Road, Darien, IL 60561

Every Wednesday
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Register here

For more information, contact Joe Popowitch, Resources Librarian, at 630-884-8032.

Itasca Community Library

500 W. Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143

Every Wednesday
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Register here

For more information, contact Adult Services at 630-773-1699.

Naperville Public Library

3015 Cedar Glade Road, Naperville, IL 60564

Every Monday
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Register here

For more information, contact Christy Palangattil, Adult Services Librarian, at 630-637-4952.

West Chicago Public Library

118 W. Washington Street, West Chicago, IL 60185

Every Tuesday (*In-person at the library)
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Register here

For more information, contact the Information Desk at 630-231-1552.

Wheaton Public Library

225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, IL 60187

Every Saturday
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Register here

For more information, contact Adult Services at 630-868-7525.

Woodridge Public Library

3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517

Every Tuesday
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Register here

For more information, contact Adult Services at 630-487-2577.

COMING SOON! Westmont Public Library

428 N. Cass Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559

BEGINNING OCTOBER 2, 2021

Every Saturday
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Check back for registration details.

For more information, contact 630-869-6150.

COMING SOON! Lisle Library District

777 Front Street, Lisle, IL 60532

BEGINNING OCTOBER 9, 2021

2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (*In-person at the library)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration for this group is not required.

For more information, contact Jean Demas, Literacy Librarian, Adult Services, at [email protected] or 630-971-1675, x1002.

For more information, please contact us via email at [email protected]

or by calling 331-472-7160.

Learning & Activity Websites

  • Activities for ESL Students offers a wide variety of interactive quizzes, tests, exercises, and puzzles for ESL learners.
  • The Alberta Teachers’ Association provides a list of free, multilingual picture dictionaries designed for beginning English language learners of all ages.
  • Dave’s ESL Cafe is an excellent resource that includes many links, activities, teacher tips, and lesson plans. This is a great starting point for teachers.
  • EL/Civics Online is an online professional development resource created through the collaboration of the Adult Learning Resource Center (ALRC) and the U.S. government.
  • EnglishPage.com provides free English lessons and exercises. It also offers links to a variety of ESL reading and listening resources.
  • GCFLearnFree.org provides step-by-step instructions on a variety of math skills and computer topics. This site requires a good amount of reading but is a good resource for higher-level students and tutors.
  • Internet Essentials from Comcast offers low-cost Internet service, discounted computer equipment, and free digital literacy training to families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program.
  • Learning Vocabulary Fun has a variety of word games to develop vocabulary skills.