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

               

Spring 2019 Drop-In Computer Lab

 




FREE READING/LITERACY CLASSES

EVENING CLASSES

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Tue./Thu., January 8 and 10, 6-9 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 15

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
Registration: Mon./Wed., January 7 and 9, 6 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-8:45 pm
First Class: Monday, January 14

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Mon./Wed., January 7 and 9, 6 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 pm
First Class: Monday, January 14

DAYTIME CLASSES

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Mon./Wed., January 7 and 9, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Monday, January 14

Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview
Registration: Tue./Thu., January 8 and 10, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 15

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
Registration: Mon./Wed., January 7 and 9, 12:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 12:30-3:30 pm
First Class: Monday, January 14

Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Fri./Mon., January 25 and 28, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 am-12 pm
First Class:Wednesday, January 30

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton, Skokie
Registration: Tue./Thu., January 8 and 10, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 15

SATURDAY CLASSES

Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines
Registration: Saturdays, January 5 and 12, 9 am
Class Meets: Saturday, 9 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Saturday, January 19

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie
Registration: Saturdays, January 5 and 12, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Saturday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Saturday, January 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.

EVENING CLASSES

Oakton Community College: Reading
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Mon./Wed., January 7 and 9, 6:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First Class: Monday, January 14

Oakton Community College: Writing
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Tue./Thu., January 8 and 10, 6:30 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 15

 

DAYTIME CLASSES

Oakton Community College: Reading
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Tue./Thu., January 8 and 10, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 15

Oakton Community College: Writing
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Mon./Wed., January 7 and 9, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Monday, January 14

STAR Intensive Reading Skills
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Room B111, Skokie
Registration: Thu./Tue., January 24 and 29, 1 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, January 31

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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: Monday/Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 - 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m.
Availability Dates: Monday, January 14 - Friday, May 10

   
   

 

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