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

               

Fall 2017 Drop-In Computer Lab

 




FREE READING/LITERACY CLASSES

August

EVENING CLASS

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Monday, August 14, 6 pm
Class meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 pm
First class: Wednesday, August 16

DAYTIME CLASSES

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Monday, August 14, 9:15 am
Class meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First class: Wednesday, August 16

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton, Skokie
Registration: Tuesday, August 15, 9:15 am
Class meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First class: Thursday, August 17

SATURDAY CLASSES

Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines
Registration: Saturday, August 12, 9 am
Class meets: Saturday, 9 am-12:30 pm
First class: Saturday, August 19

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie
Registration: Saturday, August 5, 9 am
Class meets: Saturday, 9 am-12 pm
First class: Saturday, August 12

September

EVENING CLASSES

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Tuesday, September 5, 6 pm
Class meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 pm
First class: Thursday, September 7

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
Registration: Wednesday, September 6
Class meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-8:45 pm
First class: Monday, September 11

DAYTIME CLASSES

Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview
Registration: Tuesday, September 5, 9:15 am
Class meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First class: Thursday, September 7

Lutheran Church of the Ascension
460 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield
Registration: Wednesday, September 6, 12:30 pm
Class meets: Monday and Wednesday, 12:30-3:30 pm
First class: Monday, September 11

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Monday, September 11, 9:30 am
Class meets: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 am-12 pm
First class: Wednesday, September 13

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.

September

EVENING CLASSES

Oakton Community College: Reading
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, September 6, 6:30 pm
Class meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First class: Monday, September 11

Oakton Community College: Writing
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Tuesday, September 5, 6:30 pm
Class meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First class: Thursday, September 7

DAYTIME CLASSES

Oakton Community College: Reading
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Tuesday, September 5, 9:30 am
Class meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First class: Thursday, September 7

Oakton Community College: Writing
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, September 6, 9:30 am
Class meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First class: Monday, September 11

Oakton Community College: Reading
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
STAR Intensive Reading Skills
Registration: Tuesday, September 12, 1 pm
Class meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3:15 pm
First class: Thursday, September 14

Low 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
Registration: Monday, September 11, 3:30 p.m.
Class meets: Monday and Wednesday, 3:30-6 p.m.
First class: Wednesday, September 13
Class cost: $12
Textbook is 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, 6:30 - 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 6:30 - 9 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 - 9 p.m.; Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Availability Dates: September 13 - December 1, 2017



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