ESL

Literacy Services at Aldine Library

Hello, everyone,

I hope your summer is off to a good start. I want to bring to your attention Harris County Public Library's literacy services. Here at the Aldine Library, we offer ELA classes (English Language Aquisition) to those learning the English language. Classes meet in the Meeting Room each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 AM - 1 PM.

In addition to ELA classes, HCPL offers one-one-one ABE (Adult Basic Education) tutoring services to those who need help with literacy. Students meet with tutors here at the library.

Check out our website for more information about both ELA and ABE classes here.

Help Someone Learn to Speak English

TeachingTa stavek je v slovenskem jeziku.  Can you read that sentence?  Imagine if reading that sentence made the difference in knowing where the doctor's office is located - or something even more urgent.  You can make a difference in someone's life by helping them learn to speak and read English.  At the Katy Library, we currently have conversation practice classes for intermediate and advanced English speakers, but we're also hoping to start beginning English classes.  If you're interested in teaching a class or helping one-on-one with a student, we train you in how to use our curriculum and support you along the way.  Contact us at 281-391-3509. 

Learn English at the Library

Conversation courtesy of Clker.comWe've added English conversation classes at the Katy Library for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Our ESL Book Club (intermediate) meets once a  month to discuss a book.  The next meeting is Wednesday, 2/17, at 3:30pm.  The Advanced ESL conversation class meets every Monday at 5:30pm.

For either class, stop by and fill out an application and placement test so we can get you started.  For beginning English students, watch in late 2016 and early 2017 for our Basic ESL classes.

New ESL Distance Learning @ Your Library

Harris County Public Library is partnering with Harris County Department of Education, Adult Education to present a free distance learning program for area residents who want to learn English. Distance education programs allow you to learn at your own pace and to work on any computer with an internet connection.

For more information including dates and times of registration and orientation sessions: ESL at Parker Williams

Citizenship Classes Start Tonight!

Are you looking to become an American citizen or just interested in learning more about it?  Come to the library at 6:30 tonight.  We will begin our citizenship class series which will prepare you for the citizenship test.  This class will meet Mondays, January 11 and 25 and February 8, 15, and 22.  Come to one or all the classes to prepare for your future as an American citizen.

FREE ESL Classes Starting Soon!/ ¡Clases GRATIS de Inglés Empezaran Pronto!

Tired of not being able to communicate effectively in English? Let 2016 be the year you sign up for FREE ESL classes!  Classes will start soon, so do not miss this great opportunity.  Registration and testing is required. Last day to register is Wednesday, January 27 ,2016. For more information please call the South Houston Branch at 713-941-2385.

 

Make a Difference—Volunteer

You can make a huge difference in someone’s life, by volunteering to be an ESL tutor.  Attend one of our upcoming training sessions to learn how to teach English as a Second Language.  You can meet with students once or more per week, at your library, and help them to learn to speak, read, and understand the English language.  To register, contact the literacy coordinator at 713-274-6620.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

LSC Tomball Community Library
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX  77375

Tomball Library ESL Student wins City-Wide Literacy Award

Tasnuva Rahman has been named the Houston Literacy Center's 2015-2016 Student of the Year.

The announcement was made on December 2nd. 

Tasnuva has been an ESL student studying with the Tomball Community Library's ESL program. Her tutor is Mr. John Mossbarger, who has worked diligently to ensure that Tasnuva and other ESL students in the program have been successful in achieving their goals of learning English as a Second Language.

Congratulations John and Tasnuva on this wonderful achievement!

 

Upcoming ESL Tutor Training Sessions

Atascocita Branch Library
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
3:00 PM -- 8:00 PM

Katy Branch Library
Saturday, November 5, 2016
10:00 AM -- 3:00 PM

More training sessions are planned at North Channel, Kingwood and Evelyn Meador Branch Libraries. Dates and times to be announced.

To register for any of these training sessions, call 713-274-6600

Change Lives.for the Better; Become an ESL Tutor.

Most of us take for granted that we can speak and be understood. That is a luxury many of your neighbors don't have. But with only a few hours a week and a willingness to help, you can change that: Become an ESL tutor at HCPL.

Our next free training session is Tuesday, May 26. 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Evelyn Meador Branch Library. No teaching experience is necessary.

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