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.

Bridges to Academic
Reading and Writing

               

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Update:
For the safety of our students and faculty, the classes below will be offered online. For more information, please call 847.635.1426 or e-mail adulted@oakton.edu.

FREE READING/LITERACY CLASSES

EVENING CLASSES

Offered via distance learning:

Online class that was scheduled to be offered at Des Plaines Public Library
Online Orientation: Thursday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 30, 6 pm
Online class meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 pm
First class: Thursday, July 2
Last day to register: Thursday, July 9

DAYTIME CLASSES

Offered via distance learning:

Online class that was scheduled to be offered at Oakton Community College
Online Orientation: Wednesday, June 24 and Monday, June 29, 9:30 am
Online class meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First class: Wednesday, July 1
Last day to register: Wednesday, July 8

Online class that was scheduled to be offered at Skokie Public Library
Online Orientation: Thursday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 30, 9:15 am
Online class meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First class: Thursday, July 2
Last day to register: Thursday, July 9

SATURDAY CLASSES

Offered via distance learning:

Online class that was scheduled to be offered at Skokie Public Library
Online Orientation: Saturday, August 1 and 8, 9 am
Online class meets: Saturday, 9 am-12 pm
First class: Saturday, August 15

Online class that was scheduled to be offered at Oakton Community College
Online Orientation: Saturday, August 8 and 15, 9 am
Online class meets: Saturday, 9 am-12:30 pm
First class: Saturday, August 22

Late Summer/Fall Classes

DAYTIME CLASS

Offered via distance learning:

Online class that was scheduled to be offered at Des Plaines Public Library
Online Orientation: Monday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 19, 9:15 am
Online class meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:15 am -12:15 pm
First class: Monday, August 24

EVENING CLASS

Offered via distance learning:

Online class that was scheduled to be offered at Oakton Community College
Online Orientation: Monday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 19, 6 pm
Online class meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 pm
First class: Monday, August 24

 

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.

For more information, call 847.635.1426 or e-mail adulted@oakton.edu.

DAYTIME CLASSES

Offered via distance learning:

Online class that was scheduled to be offered at Oakton Community College: Reading
Online Orientation: Thursday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 30, 9:30 am
Online class meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First class: Thursday, July 2
Last day to register: Thursday, July 9

 

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.

Literacy and 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.

Classes are funded by the Illinois Community College Board, the Office of the Secretary of State, and the Illinois State Library.

 

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