Welcome to the ELL/ESL page. Click on the links below for our resources.

Conversation Group...New Items...E-Resources...Classes ...Collection ...Video Tour


Want to practice your English with other ESL learners? Come to our ESL Conversation Cafe! We will meet every Thursday from 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Can't make it? We may add another session. Tell us when is a good time for you. Surveys can be found in the ESL area and the programs section. You can also email ktouch@helenplum.org or call 630.627.0316 x 228.

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Here are just some of the latest additions to the ESL collection. We've added many new materials for the absolute beginner in native languages like Spanish and Urdu.

Are you interested in what else the library has to offer?

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These resources are available to Helen Plum Library Card holders. To use you must register using your library card number. Need help registering? Stop by the Adult Service Desk. Just click on the images to go directly to the site.


Learn English through fun interactive lessons with Mango. You can practice your pronunciation and make corrections by comparing your voice graph to a native speaker's. Fun and colorful lesson plans will be sure to engage and encourage you to keep learning. Learn in your native language! Bonus: It comes with an App for your phone.


This is a database of classes that you can take and learn at your own pace. It focuses on English grammar and writing. It also has several classes for those teaching or tutoring ESL adult learners.


Improve your reading, writing, and speaking skills with Learning Express. Need help preparing for your citizenship? Use Learning Express' "Become a Citizen" module!


This database is another resource available for reading, writing, and other aspects of grammar.

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The Helen Plum Library has partnered with the College of DuPage to offer classes for ESL students for the Spring and Fall sessions. Sessions meet every Monday and Friday 9-11:30 in the Auditorium. Registration for the Spring session has closed. Please contact COD at (630) 942-3697 for Fall registration. COD also offers summer classes on their campus and other locations during summer term.

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Our ELL collection is geared towards both native and non-native adult English language learners and their tutors. There are a variety of resources available including traditional books, electronic resources, and an ELL computer preloaded with many language learning resources.
Interested in what the library has to offer? Check out our catalog HERE

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Librarians in the Adult Services Department will help you find what you need.

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Contact Us

Tel (630) 627-0316
Fax (630) 627-0336

110 W. Maple Street
Lombard, IL 60148

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 9:00
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00

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