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English Language Acquisition (ELA) Resources

All are welcome to the library, and we respect your privacy.

Learn English at the Library

  • Join us for an informal English Language Conversation Group or English Language Reading Group at our Santori Library. Check the events page or newsletter for more information
  • Sign up for FREE Citizenship and ELA (English Language Acquisition) Classes, taught by the College of DuPage, at the Eola Road Branch. Check the events page or newsletter for more information
  • Sign up for a FREE combined ESL/Citizenship class at our Santori Library. Check the events page or newsletter for more information
  • Find a book, audio CD, or DVD to help you learn English! Call the library or check our catalog to request

Learn English With Pronunciator

Pronunciator! A fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. A library card is needed to create your account.

Learn English Online

Learn English in the Community

  • Waubonsee Community College – Courses are designed to help build basic skills to prepare for college-level courses, get a better job, or just live a better life
  • College of DuPage – Learn English for community participation, family engagement, naturalization, employment, or to further educational opportunities
  • USCIS – Search by zip code to find an English or citizenship preparation class near you
  • Dominican Literacy Center – Offers Citizenship classes for men & women, and ESL for women
  • World Relief – Offers English language training, in-home tutoring services, translations, and basic adult literacy and ESL education in a classroom setting

Know Your Rights

DACA Recipients

DACA is ending. USCIS provides a comprehensive FAQ and archived materials here.

  • Find the most current information on the status of the DACA program on the USCIS website. Search for keyword “DACA”
  • IMMI’s site contains the following documents below, as well as understanding immigration law and how to stay in the U.S legally
  • Know Your Rights – Everyone has certain basic rights. This document by NILC informs you of your basic rights, and what to do when dealing with ICE
  • List of Suggested Legal Resources for Immigrants – List of legal resources for immigrants
  • Are you a DREAMer? has information on receiving college scholarships

Find Legal Help Online