Literacy/English Language Development (ELD)
The LLD Literacy/English Language Development (ELD) program works in partnership with local schools and community agencies to provide individual family, community, and workplace literacy services to Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) learners.
You may access a variety of literacy websites via the sidebar on the right, or by clicking here.
English Language Development at LLD
- Curriculum support to local public and private elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, along with resource assistance to special education teachers and students with special reading needs
- Space for individual and small group tutoring in the LLD Literacy Room
- An extensive collection of Literacy/ELD materials: books, workbooks, DVDs, CDs, newspapers, periodicals, and devices pre-loaded with programs to help improve English skills
- Computer workstations that include ESL/ABE software
- ESL classes for adults
- English conversation groups led by Literacy DuPage tutors
- Tours of Library services and resources by appointment
The LLD has ESL for You! classes on the first and third Saturday of every month, 10AM - 11AM, to help adults improve their speaking, reading, and writing skills. Classes will be held virtually via Zoom during the Library's renovation. Registration is required at lislelibrary.org under Programs/Calendar of Events. Click on the links to view the schedules in English and Spanish.
On Wednesday afternoons during the school year, the LLD partners with the Ann Reid Early Childhood Center to host Families Together classes for parents and preschoolers who attend the Center. These in-person classes are currently suspended until further notice.
The LLD sponsors an English Conversation Group led by Literacy DuPage tutors on the second and fourth Saturday of every month, 10AM - 12PM, throughout the year. Registration is not required. These in-person classes are currently suspended until further notice. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please see the LLD online calendar for a monthly list of Literacy/English Language Development programs.
Volunteer to help adults learn English
You can make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering to help foreign language adult speakers learn English, or work with adults who have basic reading and writing skill-building needs.
- Literacy DuPage offers tutor training classes at various libraries and matches certified tutors with adult learners. Go to www.literacydupage.org for a schedule of classes or call 630-942-5210 for more information.
- People's Resource Center, with locations in Wheaton and Westmont, helps residents of DuPage County with basic needs. Volunteers can participate by tutoring those who need assistance with English language skills, and by assisting with the food pantry, computer training, or helping with job searching. Contact the PRC at www.peoplesrc.org or 630-682-5402 for more information.
Lisle Library District hosts a family reading event for English Language Development (ELD).
Our family reading event in full swing, featuring Murphy the Dog.
North Central College students learn about Literacy/English Language Development programs and materials as part of the senior seminar.