ELA/ELS Services

ELA Conversation Circles are:

  • FREE for COD students
  • a wonderful way for a group of COD students who are enrolled in ELA classes to practice English outside of class.
  • led by patient and knowledgeable tutors who are trained to work with ELA students.
  • a group of non-native English speaking students reading and discussing an ELA newspaper, News for You, and participating in other activities developed by the tutors.
  • helpful for students to improve reading and writing in English.
  • an opportunity for students to listen and speak in English to natives and non-natives.
  • great for students to gain confidence speaking in English, either one-on-one or in small, focused groups.
  • a place to develop thinking in English.
  • an opportunity to practice English for higher ELA courses (0955, 0956, and 0958), other COD courses or for a job.



ELS Services:

  • The Learning Commons provides one-on-one assistance for students taking ELS writing, reading, listening, and grammar classes. 


Contact Information

Learning Commons
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102, (630) 942-3941

Learning Commons West
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1016B, (630) 942-3960

Mathematics Assistance
(630) 942-3339

Writing, Reading, and Speech Assistance
(630) 942-3355

Tutoring Services
(630) 942-3686

Text us for more information
(630) 942-3940

ELA Conversation Circles


Tutoring Services - The Learning Commons

ELA Conversation Circles are for nonnative English speakers registered for select English language acquisition course work.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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