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ESL (English as a Second Language)

ESL (English as a Second Language)

The Language Lab offers many resources for ESL (English as a Second Language) students.

ESL Conversation

Come and practice speaking informal English in a comfortable, friendly environment. Free English conversation groups are held each semester at both the Des Plaines and Skokie Language Labs. Groups are not held when the college is closed or when classes are not in session.

Des Plaines - Coming soon!

Skokie - Coming soon!

ESL Materials

The Language Lab has a vast collection of ESL audio, print materials, and videos/DVDs to support English language learners. These materials cover a wide range of levels and topics, to assit with grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing and speaking. Materials are available on both campuses. Contact the Language Lab for a complete list of resources.

ESL Links

This list of ESL web sites offers tools to improve grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing, vocabulary and listening skills.

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Language Lab Locations

Des Plaines campus
Room 2446

Skokie campus
Room C132

Semester Hours

Fall & Spring

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Sunday

Note: the Language Lab closes for class visits as noted on the daily calendar

For more information about the Language Lab, please contact:
Beth Wrobel, Language Lab Coordinator