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Learn more about Literacy & Citizenship:
Learn English, improve your reading skills or prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam with our mix of in-person and online resources available through the Library, including:
  • English as a second language classes and book discussions
  • Weekly conversation clubs
  • Citizenship preparation courses
  • A special collection of books, CDs and DVDs to help improve English skills
  • Online language-learning resources for Schaumburg Library cardholders like Mango and Pronunciator

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Claudia Baranowski at @email. You can also check out some of our favorite free sites for language learning.

English as a Second Language

ESL registration for fall 2022 classes is closed. Please check back in December for winter/spring classes.

Conversation Clubs

We host free discussion groups for intermediate students who want to use and improve their English speaking skills.  

Space is limited; email Claudia Baranowski at @email if you are interested in attending.

Online Tools for Learning English

Brainfuse HelpNow

Tutors are available from 2 - 9 p.m. every day with live homework help for math, science, English, social studies and adult learning. Take ACT, SAT, AP, GED, TOEFL and U.S. citizenship practice tests. 

News For You

Easy-to-read news stories to help you learn to read, write, speak and understand English. New stories are posted each week along with audio, exercises, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle and more. Listen to each story in full or sentence by sentence. Type passcode 2AE4B3 in the box that says "Enter Your News For You Password."  

Read It!

Geared toward English language learners, you can find short articles written to support your reading skills as you learn about topics you need for school and everyday life.

Citizenship Classes

Citizenship class registration for fall 2022 classes is closed. Please check back in December for winter/spring classes.

Can't make it to class, but still want to prep for the test? Try ProCitizen.

Read to Learn

Registration for fall 2022 classes is closed. Please check back in December for winter/spring classes.

More ESL Resources

Contact these community organizations directly for more information about their English as a Second Language classes: