Literacy program descriptions

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Literacy program descriptions

  1. 1. Literacy Program DescriptionsAdult Literacywww.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/adult_literacy.jspLearn to Read @The Library is an innovative educational program for beginning adultreaders and writers, offering resources and instruction through volunteer tutors andtechnology-assisted learning. It operates out of five Learning Centers located at the Bedford,Central, Eastern Parkway, Flatbush, and New Lots libraries. All learners in our programare English speaking, older than 17 years of age, and reading below a pre-GED level.The program is geared toward students in need of a part-time, flexible program. The averageperiod of instruction per week is four hours. The Learning Centers have ongoing intake forbasic literacy instruction.Pre-GED Programwww.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ged.jspIn Brooklyn Public Librarys Pre-GED classes, adult learners practice readingcomprehension strategies, writing approaches, critical thinking and problem-solving thatform the foundation of GED success. Classes cover material at the fifth through eighthgrade level. The Pre-GED classes are held 6 hours a week in libraries throughout Brooklyn.In addition, learners can access computers and supplemental math instruction. Students are17 years old and older and must attend a registration to enroll in classes.Young Adult Pre-GEDwww.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ged.jspYoung Adult Pre-GED is an intensive, technology-rich literacy program for young adultsbetween the ages of 17 and 24 who are currently not attending school and reading belowthe 6th grade level. Participants in two library sites engage in 15-20 hours per week ofPre-GED classes, library programs, job readiness and social support services. Studentsreceive transportation assistance and snacks are available in the classroom. This programmeets at the Sunset Park and New Lots libraries. Students must attend a Pre-GEDregistration to enroll.ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/esol.jspFor new Americans and others whose first language is not English, the library providesESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages, free lessons in English, taught bycertified and experienced teachers. Classes meet 6 hours per week. The library also offersESOL conversation groups led by specially trained volunteers. ESOL classes and ESOLconversation groups are held at Central Library and at several libraries throughout Brooklyn.Students must attend a registration to enroll.Computer Basis Workshopswww.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/literacy.jspComputer basics workshops for adults are available at four BPL Adult Learning Centers:Central, Coney Island, Eastern Parkway, and Flatbush. Library users should call thelearning center to reserve a seat.www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org

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