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

               

 

 

 

 

All classes will be held Online for the Fall 2020 semester.

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


FREE READING/LITERACY CLASSES

Register for Reading/Literacy Classes

EVENING CLASSES

Online (previously offered at Des Plaines Public Library)
Registration: Tuesday and Thursday, September 1 and 3, 6 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 8

Online (previously offered at Northbrook Public Library)
Registration: Monday and Wednesday, August 31 and September 2
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-8:45 pm
First Class: Wednesday, September 16

DAYTIME CLASSES

Online (previously offered at Des Plaines Public Library)
Registration: Monday and Wednesday, August 17 and 19, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Monday, August 24

Online (previously offered at Glenview Public Library)
Registration: Tuesday and Thursday, September 1 and 3, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 8

Online (previously offered at Northbrook Public Library)
Registration: Monday and Wednesday, August 31 and Sept. 2, 12:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 12:30-3:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday, September 9

Online (previously offered at Oakton Community College)
Registration: Monday and Wednesday, September 14 and 16, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 am-12 pm
First Class: Monday, September 21

Online (previously offered at Skokie Public Library)
Registration: Tuesday and Thursday, September 1 and 3, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 8

SATURDAY CLASS

Online (previously offered at Oakton Community College)
Registration: Saturday, August 8 and 15, 9 am
Class Meets: Saturday, 9 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Saturday, August 22

 

Bridges to Academic Reading and Writing

Register for Bridges and STAR Classes

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.

All classes will be held Online for the Fall 2020 semester.

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

 

EVENING CLASSES

Online (previously offered at Oakton Community College)
Reading
Registration:
Tuesday and Thursday, September 1 and 3, 6:30 pm
Class Meets:
Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First Class:
Tuesday, September 8

Online (previously offered at Oakton Community College)
Writing
Registration:
Monday and Wednesday, August 31 and Sept. 2, 4:30 pm
Class Meets:
Monday and Wednesday, 4:30-7:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday, September 9

DAYTIME CLASSES

Online (previously offered at Oakton Community College)
Reading
Registration: Tuesday and Thursday, September 1 and 3, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 8

Online (previously offered at Oakton Community College)
Writing
Registration: Monday and Wednesday, August 31 and Sept. 2, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday, September 9

Online (previously offered at Oakton Community College)
Reading
STAR Intensive Reading Skills
Registration: Tuesday and Thursday, September 15 and 17, 1 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 22

 

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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