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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. Registration is required.
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 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 or 630-682-5402 for more information.


777 Front Street Lisle, IL 60532 | Phone: 630-971-1675 | Fax: 630-971-1701 | Hours: M-F 9:30am-9:00pm, SAT 9:30am-5:00pm, SUN 1:00pm-5:00pm