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.

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. For more information, call 847.635.1426.

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.

 

Bridges to Academic
Reading and Writing

               

Summer 2019 Drop-In Computer Lab

 




FREE READING/LITERACY CLASSES

EVENING CLASSES

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration:
Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27, 6 pm
Class Meets:
Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 pm
First Class:
Tuesday, July 2
Last day to register:
Thursday, July 11

DAYTIME CLASSES

Oakton Community College
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Monday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 26, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Monday, July 1
Last day to register: Monday, July 8

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
Registration: Monday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 26, 12:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 12:30-3:30 pm
First Class: Monday, July 1
Last day to register: Monday, July 8

Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview
Registration: Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, July 2
Last day to register: Thursday, July 11

Late Summer/Fall Classes

SATURDAY CLASSES

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie
Registration:
Saturday, August 3 and 10, 9 am
Class Meets:
Saturday, 9 am-12 pm
First Class:
Saturday, August 17

Oakton Community College
1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines
Registration:
Saturday, August 10 and 17, 9 am
Class Meets:
Saturday, 9 am-12:30 pm
First Class:
Saturday, 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.

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.

EVENING CLASSES

Late Spring/Early Summer

Oakton Community College: Intensive Reading
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm
Registration: Thursday, May 16 and Monday, May 20
First Class: Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 pm
Last day to register: Wednesday, May 29

DAYTIME CLASSES

Oakton Community College: Reading
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, July 2
Last day to register: Thursday, July 11

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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: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Availability Dates: July 1 - August 21

   
   

 

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