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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.

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 
  • 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 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 for more information.

Helpful Links

Citizenship: Prepare for the U.S. citizenship test.
Citizenship Multilingual Resources : Find citizenship resources translated into many different languages.
English for Everyone: Printable worksheets for all grade levels to help learn basic English skills.
English Idioms: Master the speaking and meaning of English idiom phrases.
English Learn-Online: Practice vocabulary and grammar through games, worksheets, and flashcards.
ESL Gold: Watch videos to work on conversation, pronunciation, listening, reading, writing, and business skills.
Language Dictionaries: Learn the meanings of words from a native language to English (20 languages).
Literacy DuPage: Register for tutor help or to volunteer to tutor.
USA Learns: Improve English skills for citizenship, speaking, listening, reading, writing, and life skills.