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ELA/ELS Services

Free ELA Support Services

Learning Commons and Library Support Services

One-on-one ELA Support Appointments

  • An opportunity for students to improve their speaking and listening skills through one-on-one conversations on different topics
  • An opportunity to learn new vocabulary and practice grammar
  • A perfect setting for students to overcome the language barrier and gain confidence in their English-speaking skills

To register and make an appointment, visit cod.mywconline.com, call (630) 942-3355 or email wrsa@cod.edu.

ESL Conversation Circles

In-person ESL Conversation Circles

Online ESL Conversation Circles

  • For ESL students enrolled in ELA Classes (Level 5 through 8)
  • Led by patient and knowledgeable facilitators who are trained to work with ELA students
  • A wonderful way to practice English in a group setting outside of class
  • An opportunity for students to practice listening and speaking English through a variety of activities and interactive discussions
  • An opportunity to learn new vocabulary from a wide range of topics
  • A place to develop thinking in English and build English speaking confidence
  • A fun way to learn more about other cultures

To learn more about Conversation Circles, view the student testimonials video. To join a Conversation Circle, call (630) 942-3355 or email wrsa@cod.edu

Free ELS Support Services

One-on-one Appointments

ELS Conversation Appointments

  • Improve speaking and listening skills
  • Develop thinking in English and build English speaking confidence

Reading Appointments

  • Improve your understanding of new words, complex sentences and grammatical structures
  • Learn to comprehend the main idea 

Writing Appointments

  • Receive feedback and assistance with any kind of writing
  • Get advice on generating ideas and using the right sources

Speech Appointments

  • Get assistance with writing a speech
  • Receive feedback and advice on a speech or presentation

To make an appointment, visit cod.mywconline.com, call (630) 942-3355 or email wrsa@cod.edu.

ESL Conversation Circles

In-person ESL Conversation Circles

Online ESL Conversation Circles

The ESL Conversation Circles are for ELA students in Levels 5 through 8 and ELS students who want to improve their English-speaking skills. Led by knowledgeable facilitators, the Conversation Circles are a wonderful opportunity for students to discuss a wide range of topics in smaller groups of 3 to 5, learn some new vocabulary, build English speaking confidence, and learn more about other cultures. To join a Conversation Circle, call (630) 942-3355 or email wrsa@cod.edu

ELA and ELS KITE Placement Test Preparation

Contact Information

Learning Commons
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102
Call: (630) 942-3940
Email: learningcommons@cod.edu 

Learning Commons Hours of Operation

Mathematics Assistance
(630) 942-3339
Email: mathassistancearea@cod.edu

Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance
(630) 942-3355
Email: wrsa@cod.edu

Tutoring Services
(630) 942-3686
Email: tutoring@cod.edu