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Free Reading/Literacy Classes* - Fall


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
Fall 2014 Drop-In
Computer Lab

 




FREE READING/LITERACY CLASSES

Evening Classes

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Thursday, August 28, 6:15 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:15-9:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 2

Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston
Registration: Tuesday, September 2, 6:30 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 - 9:15 pm
First Class: Thursday, September 4

Lutheran Church of the Ascension
460 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield
Registration: Wednesday, August 27, 6 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 pm
First Class: Wednesday, September 3

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, August 27, 6 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6 - 9 pm
First Class: Wednesday, September 3



Daytime Classes

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Wednesday, August 27, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:15 am -12:15 pm
First Class: Wednesday, September 3

Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview
Registration: Thursday, August 28, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am -12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 2

Lutheran Church of the Ascension
460 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield
Registration: Wednesday, August 27, 12:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday, September 3

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, August 27, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 am - 12 pm
First Class: Friday, August 29

Registration: Wednesday, August 27, 12:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12:30 - 3 pm
First Class: Friday, August 29

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton St., Skokie
Registration: Thursday, August 28, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 2

 

Saturday Classes

Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines
Registration: Saturday, August 16, 9 am
Class Meets: Saturday, 9 am - 12 pm
First Class: Saturday, August 23

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie
Registration: Saturday, August 2, 9 am
Class Meets: Saturday, 9 am-12 pm
First Class: Saturday, August 9
 


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.

*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.

 

Evening Classes


Maine East High School: Reading
Dempster Street at Potter Road, Park Ridge
Registration: Tuesday, September 2, 6:45 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:45-9:30 pm
First Class: Thursday, September 4

Oakton Community College: Reading
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, August 27, 6:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First Class: Monday, September 3

Oakton Community College: Writing
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Thursday, August 28, 6:30 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 2
 


Daytime Classes


Oakton Community College: Reading

7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Thursday, August 28, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 2

Oakton Community College: Writing
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday, August 27, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday, September 3



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

Availability Dates: Friday, August 29 - Wednesday, November 26, 2014.


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Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers Age 50 and Over

Learn how to converse with Spanish-speaking patients and guests in any health care setting.

Wednesdays, September 3 - November 5

Space is limited! Register by August 22 and take advantage of a $79 reduced fee. (After August 22, fee is $100)

Online Flexible Registration System

Register using our online "Flexible Registration" system; with its shopping cart functionality. The online registration system serves as a convenient and seamless method for searching, registering, and paying for classes. Visit our How to Register page today and find out more about our flexible registration system.

Offered through the American Association of Community Colleges Plus 50 Encore Completion Program.