Lecture: Discover Pilsen »
Sat, Mar 22, 11:00 am
Luis Gutiérrez: Still Dreaming »
Thu, Feb 20, 6:00 pm
WiFi @ the Library
Bring your laptop! Visit any of our branches for free WiFi!
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Mango Languages »
Mango Languages offers online English courses for speakers of many different languages. After entering the site, create a profile to track your progress or simply click Start Learning. Then select English Courses under the Courses tab.
Little Pim »
Young children (ages 3 through 6) can learn English and other languages through these interactive online videos.
A valid Chicago Public Library card is required to use these resources when not using a Chicago Public Library computer.
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Featured CPL Collections
Many CPL locations have a separate Literacy Collection with books, CDs and DVDs to help people improve their English. The largest collection of this type is in the Literature and Language Department at the Harold Washington Library Center.
- eBooks, eAudiobooks and More »
The Chicago Public Library offers eBooks and eAudiobooks to help you learn English.
- America’s Literacy Directory »
Search for local organizations that provide assistance with learning English as a second language or offer citizenship classes. Volunteers may also search for service opportunities.
- City Colleges of Chicago: English Language Learners »
The Adult Education Department of the City Colleges of Chicago offers English as a second language classes as well as courses to prepare for the U.S. naturalization exam. Courses are free and open to Illinois residents.
- The Classroom »
Voice of America offers activities, quizzes and lessons to learn and practice English. Listen to words and phrases with Wordbooks.
- Illinois Adult Learning Hotline »
- Literacy Volunteers of Illinois »
Literacy Volunteers of Illinois supports local volunteer literacy programs through referrals and training.
- U.S.A. Learns »
Learn English online at this free site for beginning and intermediate learners. Listen to an introduction to the site in either English or Spanish.