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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 2015 Drop-In
Computer Lab

 




FREE READING/LITERACY CLASSES

Evening Classes

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Thursday, January 8, 6:15 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:15-9:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 13

Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston
Registration: Tuesday, January 6, 6:30 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9:15 pm
First Class: Thursday, January 8

Lutheran Church of the Ascension
460 Sunset Ridge Rd, Northfield
Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 6 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-9:00 pm
First Class: Monday, January 12

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 6 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-9:00 pm
First Class: Monday, January 12

Daytime Classes

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 pm
First Class: Monday, January 12

Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview
Registration: Thursday, January 8, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 13

Lutheran Church of the Ascension
460 Sunset Ridge Rd, Northfield
Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 12:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
First Class: Monday, January 12

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 am-12 pm
First Class: Friday, January 9
Late Spring Registration/First Class: Monday, March 31

Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 12:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12:30-3 pm
First Class: Friday, January 9
Late Spring Registration/First Class: Monday, March 31

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton, Skokie
Registration: Thursday, January 8, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 13

Saturday Classes

Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines
Registration: Saturday, January 10, 9 am
Class Meets: Saturdays, 9 am-12 pm
First Class: Saturday, January 17

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie
Registration: Saturday, January 10, 9 am
Class Meets: Saturdays, 9 am-12 pm
First Class: Saturday, January 17


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 (Reading)
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Thursday, January 8, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 13

Oakton Community College (Writing)
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Monday, January 12

STAR Intensive Reading Skills
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room B111, Skokie
Registration: Thursday, January 8, 1 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 1 pm-3:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 13


Evening Classes

Maine East High School (Reading)
2601 W. Dempster, Park Ridge
Registration: Tuesday, January 6, 6:45 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:45-9:30 pm
First Class: Thursday, January 8

Oakton Community College (Reading)
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 6:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First Class: Monday, January 12

Oakton Community College (Writing)
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Thursday, January 8, 6:30 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 13

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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

Days and times: Monday/Wednesday, 9:30 am-2:30 pm and 6:30-9 pm; Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12 pm and 6:30-9 pm

Availability Dates: Monday, January 12 to Friday, May 22

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Online Flexible Registration System
Register using our online Flexible Registration system with its shopping cart functionality. The online registration system serves as a convenient method to search, register, and pay for classes. Visit our How to Register page and find out more.

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