Free Reading/Literacy Classes

Classes are for native and non-native speakers of English who wish to improve their English reading, writing, and/or math skills. Lead teachers direct trained tutors to help students develop these skills.
• Students must be at least 17 years old and not currently enrolled in high school.
• Literacy students may not enroll in the Bridges program.
• Classes may be canceled at particular sites due to low enrollment.

Au Pairs
Per ICCB (Illinois Community College Board) regulations, au pairs are required to take post-secondary classes and cannot enroll in Oakton’s free Reading/Literacy classes (including Bridges). They may, however, enroll in the College’s low-cost tuition classes. For more information, call 847.635.1426.

Literacy classes are not intended for tourists, but rather for those who have come to live in the United States. For more information, call 847.635.1426.

Classes are funded by the Illinois Community College Board, the Office of the Secretary of State, and the Illinois State Library.

 

Bridges to Academic
Reading and Writing

               

Spring 2018 Drop-In Computer Lab

 




FREE READING/LITERACY CLASSES

EVENING CLASSES

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Thursday, January 11, 6 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6–9 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 16

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, January 10, 6 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 17

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
Registration: Wednesday, January 10, 6 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-8:45 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 17

DAYTIME CLASSES

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Wednesday, January 10, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 17

Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview
Registration: Thursday, January 11, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 16

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
Registration: Wednesday, January 10, 12:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 12:30-3:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 17

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Monday, January 29, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 am-12 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 31

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie
Registration: Thursday, January 11, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 16

SATURDAY CLASSES

Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines
Registration: Saturday, January 13, 9 am
Class Meets: Saturdays, 9 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Saturday, January 20

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie
Registration: Saturday, January 13, 9 am
Class Meets: Saturdays, 9 am-12 pm
First Class: Saturday, January 20

Bridges to Academic Reading and Writing

 

About the Program
Classes are for adults whose native language is not English and who speak at an intermediate level of English. Classes focus on developing reading and writing skills necessary to pursue GED or college classes.
• Bridges students may not enroll in a Literacy class.
• Students may enroll in the Bridges Reading and Writing classes.

Au Pairs
Per ICCB (Illinois Community College Board) regulations, au pairs are required to take post-secondary classes and cannot enroll in Oakton’s free Bridges classes. They may, however, enroll in the College’s low-cost tuition classes.

Note: Bridges classes are not intended for tourists, but rather for those who have come to live in the United States.

For more information call 847.635.1426.

DAYTIME CLASSES

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Reading
Registration:
Thursday, January 11, 9:30 am
Class Meets:
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class:
Tuesday, January 16

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Writing
Registration:
Wednesday, January 10, 9:30 am
Class Meets:
Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class:
Wednesday, January 17

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B111, Skokie
STAR Intensive Reading Skills
Registration:
Tuesday, January 30, 1 pm
Class Meets:
Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3:15 pm
First Class:
Thursday, February 1

EVENING CLASSES

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Reading
Registration: Wednesday, January 10, 6:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 17

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Writing
Registration: Thursday, January 11, 6:30 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 16

Low-cost Tuition Beyond Bridges Advanced Reading Class

Classes are for native and non-native speakers of English. Students must possess higher level speaking, listening and reading skills.
• Beyond Bridges students are not eligible for the free Literacy and Bridges programs.
• Students must be at least 17 years of age and not enrolled in or planning to enroll in high school.
• Enrollment in class after the registration date is permitted if space allows.

Beyond Bridges classes are not intended for tourists, but rather for those who have come to live in the U.S.

Au Pairs: Per Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) regulations, au pairs are not eligible for Literacy and Bridges free or tuition classes. However, au pairs may enroll in tuition ESL classes. For more information, call 847.635.1426

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Monday, January 29, 3:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday/Wednesday, 3:30-6 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 31
Class Cost: $12
Textbook available for purchase.

Late-Starting Classes

Free Reading/Literacy Classes*
Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Monday, January 29, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 am-12 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 31

Bridges to Academic Reading and Writing

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B111, Skokie
STAR Intensive Reading Skills
Registration: Tuesday, January 30, 1 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3:15 pm
First Class: Thursday, February 1

Low-cost Tuition Beyond Bridges Advanced Reading Class

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Monday, January 29, 3:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday/Wednesday, 3:30-6 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 31
Class Cost: $12
Textbook available for purchase.

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Drop-in Computer Lab


Open only to students enrolled in Oakton’s free ESL, Literacy, GED, and Bridges classes. Practice English or Math skills on the computer with the help of an instructor. Nine (9) seats available on a first come/first served basis.

Location: Oakton Community College, Room A210, Skokie Campus
Days and Times: Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 6:30 - 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 6:30 - 9 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 6:30 - 9 p.m.; Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Availability Dates: Begins Tuesday, January 16



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