The Life Skills Collection helps people learning to read, speak, and understand English.

The collection offers materials for both students and tutors and includes the following topics: English as a Second Language (ESL), grammar, reading comprehension, pronunciation, business English, vocabulary, culture and more. For questions or suggestions, please contact Joe Popowitch at the Adult Desk at 630/887-8760 ext. 240.

Materials in the Collection

  • Books
  • CDs
  • CD-ROMs
  • DVDs
  • Newspapers: News for You and Elizabeth Claire's Easy English News
  • Literacy Computer
  • Tumblebooks
  • World Book Online
    Includes information on employment, health, transportation, etc. After entering your library card number, click on "World Book Discover" at the right. Next, click on "Go to the Life Skills Center" under the "Life Skills" section along the left.

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