Adult Literacy/ESL

Second Start @ Your Library:

Imagine not being able to write a check, fill out an application,
or read to your child...

Adults come to the Library's Adult Literacy/ESL Program with a variety of goals:

  • To learn basic reading and writing skills.
  • To learn to speak and read English.
  • To get a job.
  • To help their children.

Adults can improve their literacy skills when they are given encouragement, guidance, and appropriate materials. Volunteers help with free tutoring.


Join the Program:

Adult Learner Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years old and not attending high school.
  • Able to meet once or twice a week for 1 hour each time.
  • Commit to at least 6 months of tutoring.
  • Be a resident of Greenwood County.

Download an Application:

Adult Literacy Appliation

ESL Application

Application para adultos para estudiar Ingles como una segunda lengua

 

 

If you want to volunteer as a tutor, you first need to fill out the GCL Volunteer Application on the Volunteer Program page and then fill out the ESL/Literacy Volunteer Application.

 

For more information about the Adult Literacy/ESL Program or to volunteer as a tutor, please contact the Library's Adult Literacy/ESL Program Coordinator, Lois Strauss, at 941-3044 or email Mrs. Strauss at lstrauss@greenwoodcountylibrary.org.


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