The Adult Learning Centers (ALCs) are the direct service providers of ESOL and adult literacy instruction for the Library. They use professional teachers to offer free instruction to adult patrons in reading, writing, speaking and listening from a 0 to 8th grade level. Through formal classes in language and literacy, as well as elective offerings such as English conversation and citizenship preparation groups, ALCs have taken on the charge to expand ESOL instruction in the Library.
The Library’s Hourly ESOL Instructors support the mission of the Adult Learning Centers in leading classes in language and literacy during 3 10-week instructional cycles in the fall, winter, and spring, as well as a 4-week summer cycle. For 2019, the instructional cycles run January 22-March 31 (winter), April 22-June 30 (spring), July 29-August 25 (summer), September 30-December 16 (fall). Additional hours may be available between instructional cycles to assist with new student testing and placement, but are not guaranteed. Extra hours are made available based on Best Plus and TABE Administrator certification, student demand, and budget availability.
Working with the Assistant Director and the Hub Manager, hourly instructors will:
Adult Learning Center locations and branch libraries that have adult ESOL classes.