Free Reading/Literacy Classes* - Spring

Classes are for native and non-native speakers of English who wish to improve their reading. Lead teachers direct trained tutors to help students develop reading, writing, and/or math skills.
• Students must be at least 17 years old and not currently enrolled in high school.
• Literacy students may not enroll in a Bridges class.
• Students may take one free reading class per term and one ESL class, if needed.
• 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 classes. They may, however, enroll in the College’s low-cost tuition classes.

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.

**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). Au Pairs may however, enroll in the college low cost tuition classes. For more information, call 847.635.1426.

 

Bridges to Academic
Reading and Writing

Spring 2017 Drop-In Computer Lab

 




FREE READING/LITERACY CLASSES

Evening Classes

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Thursday, January 12, 6 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6–9 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 17

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
Registration: Wednesday, January 11, 6 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-8:45 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 18

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, January 11, 6 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 18

Daytime Classes

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Wednesday, January 11, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 18

Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview
Registration: Thursday, January 12, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 17

Lutheran Church of the Ascension
460 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield
Registration: Wednesday, January 11, 12:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 12:30-3:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 18

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Monday, January 30, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 am-12 pm
First Class: Wednesday, February 1

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton, Skokie
Registration: Thursday, January 12, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 17

Saturday Classes

Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines
Registration: Saturday, January 14, 9 am
Class Meets: Saturdays, 9 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Saturday, January 21

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton, Skokie
Registration: Saturday, January 14, 9 am
Class Meets: Saturdays, 9 am-12 pm
First Class: Saturday, January 21



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 Reading class.
• Students may take one Bridges and/or ESL class.

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 12, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 17

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Writing
Registration: Wednesday, January 11, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday, January 18

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B111, Skokie
STAR Intensive Reading Skills
Registration: Tuesday, January 31, 1 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3:15 pm
First Class: Thursday, February 2


Evening Classes

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Reading
Registration:
Wednesday, January 11, 6:30 pm
Class Meets:
Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First Class:
Wednesday, January 18

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Writing
Registration:
Thursday, January 12, 6:30 pm
Class Meets:
Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First Class:
Tuesday, January 17

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 classes.
• 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 is permitted if space allows.

For more information call 847.635.1426.

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 or tuition Bridges classes. Au Pairs may, however, enroll in the college low-cost tuition ESL classes.

Note: Bridges classes are not intended for tourists. They are designed for students living in the United States.

Oakton Community College
7701 North Lincoln Ave., Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Monday, January 30, 3:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday/Wednesday, 3:30-6 pm
First Class: Wednesday, February 1
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 30, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 am-12 pm
First Class: Wednesday, February 1

Bridges to Academic Reading and Writing

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B111, Skokie
STAR Intensive Reading Skills
Registration: Tuesday, January 31, 1 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3:15 pm
First Class: Thursday, February 2

Low Tuition Beyond Bridges Advanced Reading Class

Oakton Community College
7701 North Lincoln Ave., Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Monday, January 30, 3:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday/Wednesday, 3:30-6 pm
First Class: Wednesday, February 1
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 and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m.
Availability Dates: January 18 - May 17



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