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

               

Fall 2019 Drop-In Computer Lab

 




FREE READING/LITERACY CLASSES

EVENING CLASSES

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Tuesday and Thursday, September 10 and 12, 6 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 17

Oakton Community College
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Monday and Wednesday, August 19 and 21, 6 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 pm
First Class: Monday, August 26

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
Registration: Monday and Wednesday, September 9 and 11, 6 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 6-8:45 pm
First Class: Monday, September 16

DAYTIME CLASSES

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines
Registration: Monday and Wednesday, August 19 and 21, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Monday, August 26

Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview
Registration: Tuesday and Thursday, September 3 and 5, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 10

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
Registration: Monday and Wednesday, September 9 and 11, 12:30 pm
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 12:30-3:30 pm
First Class: Monday, September 16

Oakton Community College
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday and Friday, September 18 and 20, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 am-12 pm
First Class: Monday, September 23

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton, Skokie
Registration: Tuesday and Thursday, August 27 and 29, 9:15 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 3

SATURDAY CLASSES

Oakton Community College
1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines
Registration:
Saturday and Saturday, August 10 and 17, 9 am
Class Meets:
Saturday, 9 am-12:30 pm
First Class:
Saturday, August 24

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

 

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 North Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration:
Wednesday and Monday, September 4 and 9, 6:30 pm
Class Meets:
Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First Class:
Wednesday, September 11

Oakton Community College: Writing
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Tuesday and Thursday, September 3 and 5, 6:30 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 10

DAYTIME CLASSES

Oakton Community College: Reading
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Tuesday and Thursday, September 3 and 5, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 10

Oakton Community College: Writing
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Room A211, Skokie
Registration: Wednesday and Monday, September 4 and 9, 9:30 am
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Class: Wednesday, September 11

Oakton Community College: Reading
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Room B110, Skokie
STAR Intensive Reading Skills
Registration: Tuesday and Thursday, September 17 and 19, 1 pm
Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3:30 pm
First Class: Tuesday, September 24

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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/Availability Dates:
Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m. (beginning August 26)
Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (beginning September 25)
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. (beginning September 10)

   
   

 

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