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For English Language Learners

Resources for English Language Learners

A collection of special resources for English Language Learners (ELL/ESL).

Name Description Use At Home?
Brainfuse LearnNow

Test preparation including ACT, SAT, GRE, GED, ASVAB, NCLEX, TOEFL, Civil Service, and many more.  Also includes tutorials to help improve computer skills.


Instant access to the most popular magazines. With Flipster, it's simple to select your favorite digital magazines from the newsstand and start reading on your computer or mobile device.


Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and eaudiobooks, 24/7 with your Niles library card. No waiting. No late fees. No ads. 10 downloads a month.

Mango Languages

Mango teaches 60 languages step-by-step from the very widely spoken (Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French, Italian) to the more unusual (Irish, Swahili, and even Pirate) as well as Angielski Dla Polaków (ESL Polish), Inglés Para Hablantes De Español (ESL Spanish), and others.

Niche AcademyNiche Academy Logo

Niche Academy provides tutorials for common services like Facebook, Gmail, and Snapchat. Tutorials include instructional videos that may be viewed from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone as well as printable, step-by-step guides.


Online picture books that move and talk!  The Tumblebooks collection also includes read-alongs for early readers, puzzles, games, book quizzes, audiobooks for older readers, and a collection of foreign language books. TumbleBooks has a new app available for both Apple iOS and Android devices. You can access this material on your personal devices with your Niles Public Library District card.

World Book Online Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Excelente contenido de World Book editorial, multimedia y funciones interactivas en español. World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish.