ESL & Literacy

Families Learning Together ESL

The library partners with the Waukegan Public Library and the College of Lake County to provide a no cost family literacy program at the library that allows parents and children 0-6 years old to learn, practice, speak and read English together. This free program lets you improve your English, while learning to teach your child how to read.

Parents attend English classes, while their children learn their numbers, colors, and sounds in English, as well as develop the skills need to read in English through structured, fun activities. For more information, call (847) 543-2591. Funded by an Illinois State Library grant, United Way grant and Federal grant issued to the College of Lake County. This family literacy program is offered at the library.

Anyela Arango, Family Literacy Specialist (847) 543-2578 (bilingual)
The college offers additional ESL classes at the RL High School and many other locations.

To hear a recorded message about ESL Class Information at CLC call (847) 543-2000 ext. 9975.
College of Lake County Literacy Program & Tutor Assistance

Literacy (no H.S. diploma) -  Contact:  Laura Sherwood, (CLC) Literacy Coordinator (847) 543-2327
Literacy (learn to read, write, & help with math with or without H.S. diploma) – Contact:  Josh Andersen, Literacy Program Coordinator. (Waukegan partner)  (847) 623-2041.

To view addional ESL & literacy learning opportunities at the College of Lake County,
please visit the official College of Lake County website Adult Basic Education,  ESL & GED


Library Outreach Services: (847) 546-7060, ext. 122 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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