English as a Second Language (ESL)


We offer in-person ESL classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels for adult learners.

Fall Quarter: September 9 – November 24
Registration begins: July 1

To enroll in a class, students must first register for an ESL Intake Appointment. During the appointment, students will take a short placement exam and then register for a class or join the waiting list. Class days and times will be shared at the Intake Appointment. 

Beginning July 1, register in one of three ways:
•Register online at esl-itpld.youcanbook.me
•Register in person at the Adult Services Desk on the second floor of the library
•Call 847.459.4100 extension 3 for Adult Services



This website is a companion to the Cambridge Ventures textbooks we use in our classes. It contains exercises for 5 different levels of English, plus practice questions for the U.S. citizenship test. 

  • All content is in English, there is no native language translation or instruction. 
  • No library card required, free for everyone to use.

ESL Lab Services

Stop by the ESL Lab on the second floor of the library and use our computers to learn English on your own time. Library staff and volunteers are available to assist you.  

ESL Lab Hours
Monday  4-8 pm
Tuesday 1-5 pm
Wednesday 4-8 pm
Thursday 9 am-1 pm
Friday 9 am-1 pm
Saturday, Sunday Closed


The library has many English Language Learning materials available for you to use in the library or check out with a library card to take home. Visit the second floor of the library and ask a staff member to show you where to find our English language learning books.  

Online ESL Resources

ESL Volunteers

Would you like to help people from around the world learn English? We have opportunities for volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring, assist teachers in the classroom, and assist students in our ESL Lab.  

ESL Volunteer Application


Contact Adult Services at 847.459.4100, extension 3, or email adult@itpld.org.