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English Language Learners

Our Language Learning Clubs are free and open to everybody. These clubs offer an easy and fun way to learn English at your own speed, surrounded by a supportive group of fellow learners.

Visit our Events Calendar for a full listing of all upcoming programs at the Library.

For questions, contact Tania Hess at or text 815.263.8145.  Se habla español.


Virtual Reading Club

Virtual Reading Program

Virtually on Mondays
10:00 – 11:45 AM

Learn new words, practice pronunciation and improve your English by reading and discussing newspapers, magazines and books.


English for Beginners

English for Beginners

In-Person on Tuesdays
Level 1: 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Level 2: 11:00 – 12:00 PM

For students with limited English experience. Includes leveled listening, speaking, reading and writing practice

*Placement test required*


English for Intermediate Learners

English for Intermediate Learners

In-Person on Wednesdays
Level 3: 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Level 4: 11:00 – 12:00 PM

For students who already use English in daily tasks but need to keep improving. Includes leveled listening, speaking, reading and writing practice.

*Placement test required*


Virtual Conversation Club

Virtual Conversation Club

Virtually on Thursdays
10:00 – 11:45 AM

Practice while connecting with friends. Share ideas and culture and discuss current events, family life and anything relevant to you.

Partnership with JJC Department of Adult Education and Literacy

Learn more about the Plainfield Library and Joliet Junior College’s Department of Adult Education and Literacy Partnership in this interview with ESL/ELL Liason Tania Hess and Cathy Kramer, Adult Education and Literacy Specialist at JJC.


Language Learning Resources at the Library

Books and CDs for Learning English
  • Basic Skills materials including reading, spelling, writing, grammar, pronunciation, and idioms.
  • Citizenship Test Guides
  • GED Test Guides
  • TOEFL Test Guides
  • Language Dictionaries
  • Language Learning CDs
  • Compass Classics Series
Popular Books and Movies in Your Language

The Library collects books in Polish, Spanish and Urdu.  We also collect DVDs in over 20 languages including Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Polish, and more.

Online Language Learning
Citizenship Resources
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