Come take a look at our ELL collection. Maybe you have a friend or neighbor learning English who would benefit from materials in the collection. Or maybe you’d like to learn how to tutor people who are learning English as a second language.
Literacy DuPage, one of the agencies working with people who need help with English as a Second Language Instruction, currently has 200 adults waiting for a tutor.
CLASSES FOR TUTORS
Literacy DuPage conducts a series of six training sessions for prospective tutors at various libraries in the area. To learn more, contact Literacy DuPage directly at 630-416-6699 or check their website at www.literacydupage.org
THE ELL COLLECTION
Helen Plum Library's ELL collection is for adult learners of English and their tutors.
We have books, audiotapes and CDs, DVDs, CD-Roms, Read-Alongs (short books with a CD and/or tape), reproducible worksheets, and the newspaper News for You.
Topics include phonics, pronunciation and accent help, dictionaries, vocabulary, the United States citizenship test, and more.
A volunteer is at the library from 4 PM to 6 PM on most Mondays to help you with the computer programs and find ELL materials. You can also use our Reserve-a-Librarian service for one hour to learn how to use the programs.
Anyone may use the computer. You do not need a Helen Plum Library card, but you will need to have identification. To make a Reserve-a-Librarian appointment or reserve the computer, come to the Adult Services department or call us at 630-627-0316 Extension 503.
Click on the brochure below to see all our available resources
STAFF TO HELP YOU
Librarians in the Adult Services Department will help you find what you need in the Plum library and outside the library.