ESL, High School Equivalency, Tutoring

ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes

These classes are FREE TO THE PUBLIC (after registering)!

The Winter 2018 Registration dates for ESL classes are:

Tuesday, November 28, 8:15 am (will take 4 hours) – No late arrivals!

Tuesday, November 28, 5:15 pm (will take 4 hours) – No late arrivals!

Each session is held at the Literacy Council, 35 S. Dwight Street, West Lawn

Registration is first come, first-served.  No reservations!

        Classes will begin on Monday, December 4 and finish on Thursday, March 1 (tentative).

These classes:
Assist adults to become literate in English;
Help adults obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency;
Help adults become full partners in the education and development of their children;
Help adults complete their postsecondary training.

Our ESL classes provide a rigorous and comprehensive program that integrates career goals and planning and work-related knowledge, skills and prepares students for postsecondary education or training and successful careers.

Students who enter our ESL classes must have a goal of getting a job, retaining a job, or entering postsecondary education or training.

We host classes in four locations:
Joan M. Breisch Adult Learning Center – 35 South Dwight Street – West Lawn, PA
Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading – 527 Washington Street – Reading, PA
Reading Public Library, Northeast Branch – 1348 North 11th Street – Reading, PA
Muhlenberg Elementary Center – 610 Sharp Avenue, Laureldale, PA

For more information, contact Laurie Dawkins(laurie@lcrb.org) , Associate Director.

High School Equivalency Certification Class (GED®)

This class is FREE TO THE PUBLIC (after registering)!

The Winter 2018 Registration date for High School Equivalency class is:

Wednesday, November 29, 8:15 am (will take 4 hours) – No late arrivals!

The session is held at the Literacy Council, 35 S. Dwight Street, West Lawn

Registration is first come, first-served.  No reservations!

        The class will begin on Monday, December 4 and finish on Wednesday, February 28 (tentative).

The class is good if you are beginning to study for a high school equivalency certification exam and need practice with language arts, social studies, science, math, and study skills.

The class meets at the Joan M. Breisch Adult Learning Center – 35 South Dwight Street – West Lawn, PA. and is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Laurie Dawkins(laurie@lcrb.org), Associate Director.

If you would like to study on your own at home until the next term begins, these online options might be helpful:

MyGED

www.math.com

www.algebrafree.com

www.mathforum.org/dr.math

READ, READ, READ magazines, newspapers, and books. These exams are reading-based!

One-on-One Tutoring

The Literacy Council can match adults with a trained volunteer tutor to work with basic skills. Meeting times and locations can be worked out in a convenient and discreet manner. Please contact Bev Hirneisen, Case Manager, for more information.

Distance Learning

Free distance courses that fit you and your schedule! Prepare for a new job or prepare for your high school equivalency certification. Any time, any place, any pace.

Even if you can’t attend adult education classes, you can still study at a distance with a teacher, using telephone, mail and/or email, and one or more of the following:

Video:

– 30-minute videos illustrate key concepts and show how they relate to the real world.

Workbook:

– The workbooks are related to the Internet activities and/or videos and they provide opportunities for practice and review.

Internet:

– Internet activities and quizzes provide more opportunities for practice and review.

Make your dreams a reality starting today! Choose between the following two courses: Workplace Essential Skills or GED® Connection

Course benefits:

– Friendly, experienced instructors

– Flexible schedule

– Choice of a variety of learning methods: video, Internet, and/or workbook instruction

With distance learning, you can learn outside of a classroom, at a location of your choice. You decide where and when to study.

And there is no cost to you…the courses are free! Please contact Bev Hirneisen(bev@lcrb.org), Case Manager, for more information.

The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks is a partner with the Distance Learning Project, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit (TIU).