English Programs

Fall Online Classes begin August 2021

2021 Fall Schedule of Classes (PDF)

Call the LAMP Literacy Office at (626) 307-1251 and ask to join.

ClassDayTimeClass Start Date
Beginning-Low ESLThursday2:30-4:00 PMSeptember 2, 2021
Beginning-High ESLFriday12:00-1:00 PMAugust 27, 2021
Intermediate ESLTuesday/Thursday1:00-2:30 PMAugust 26, 2021
Advanced ESLWednesday/Friday3:00-5:00 PMAugust 25, 2021
English ConversationThursday4:00-5:30 PMSeptember 2 2021
Citizenship PreparationSaturday10:00-11:30 AMOngoing
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ESL Classes (English as a Second Language)

ESL Class

In ESL Classes, students learn to speak English or speak English better. Students learn by listening, speaking, reading and writing. There are five levels of classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced speakers. Each class focuses on everyday language people use in conversation at home, in the neighborhood, at work or school and in other locations and situations in the community.

Instruction is provided to adult learners at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. Classes are taught by trained volunteer instructors. Adult learners are pre-tested and assessed for placement into one of these classes. Students are reassessed after 40 hours of instruction and given post-tests to measure learning growth or progress. Instructors use workbooks related to Life Skills and all curriculum meets the California Standards and Competencies.

Adult Basic English (One-to-One Tutoring)

Tutoring

One-to-One Tutoring is for students who already speak English well and want to improve their reading, writing and spelling skills. Literacy tutors help beginning, low and intermediate readers improve by practicing phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Each tutor and learner meet at least 1 ½ hour a week and set their own schedule.

Volunteer tutors meet with English-speaking adults to improve their reading and writing skills so they can reach their potential as workers, parents, community members and life-long learners. Library literacy staff members provide outreach and support services such as recruitment, initial and ongoing training, and coordination of volunteer tutors and learners.