Free Reading/Literacy Classes* - Summer

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 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 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

Summer 2017 Drop-In Computer Lab

 




FREE READING/LITERACY CLASSES

Evening Classes

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Thursday, June 29, 6 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 pm
First Class: Thursday, July 6
Last day to register: Thursday, July 13

Late Summer/Early Fall
Oakton Community College
7701 North 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

Oakton Community College
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, June 28, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday, July 5
Last day to register: Wednesday, July 12

Late Summer/Early Fall
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

Late Summer/Early Fall
Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie
Registration: Tuesday, August 15, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Thursday, August 17

Saturday Classes

Late Summer/Early Fall
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

Late Summer/Early Fall
Oakton Community College
1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines
Registration: Saturday, August 12, 9 am
Class Meets: Saturday, 9 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Saturday, August 19



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: Reading
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Thursday, June 29, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Thursday, July 6
Last day to register: Thursday, July 13

Oakton Community College: Writing
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, June 28, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday, July 5
Last day to register: Wednesday, July 12


Evening Classes

Late Spring
Oakton Community College: Intensive Reading
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Class Meets: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 pm
Registration and First Class: Monday, May 22, 6:30 pm
Last day to register: Tuesday, May 30



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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, 6:30-9 p.m.
Availability Dates: July 5 - August 28, 2017



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