Adult Literacy & ESL Services

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Adult Literacy & ESL Services

Our Mission: 

The Beaumont Library Adult Literacy Program helps adults acquire the basic skills they need in reading, writing, and English language proficiency (ESL). Through one-to-one tutoring, English conversation classes, and English literacy classes, we enable participants to achieve success in work, life, family and community roles.

Adults interested in enrolling as learners or volunteering as tutors should contact the Adult Literacy Program office at 951-922-5816 or beaumont.learning@bld.lib.ca.us


Program Elements:           

 

  • One-on-one Tutoring

  1. Learners will be invited to an Intake Interview to gather information regarding learning goals, skill level, and availability for tutoring.

 

  1. Tutors will be provided with training and all materials necessary to successfully providing weekly tutoring, including ongoing support from peers and literacy staff.

  • English Conversations Classes 
  1. Tuesdays at 3:00 PM
  2. Saturdays at 3:30 PM 

No registration is required and all programs are FREE of charge


Eligible Adult Learners are:
 

  • At least 18 years old and not enrolled in high school
  • Dedicated to improving their English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills
    1. For their future
    2. To help their children succeed in school
    3. To find better employment
    4. To function independently
    5. To achieve their personal goals
  • Often able to do some reading and writing, but not enough to participate effectively in today's rapidly changing world
  • Are reliable and consistent in their attendance
  • Are able to give 90 minutes on a weekly basis to attend tutoring

Eligible Volunteer Tutors: 

  • Read, write, and speak fluently in English
  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Are able to give 90 minutes on a weekly basis for tutoring
  • Are able to give additional time for lesson planning
  • Are reliable and consistent in their attendance
  • Have good listening skills 
  • Are flexible and nonjudgmental
  • Have patience and empathy
  • Are willing to try new things
  • Need no previous teaching experience
  • Are ready to change someone’s life!

Be Part of a Success Story!
 The following are just a few examples of successful outcomes for adult learners:

  • Earned a GED
  • Got a job for the very first time
  • Read to their child for the first time
  • Entered community college
  • Wrote a letter to a long-lost relative
  • Wrote a poem to a spouse
  • Discovered reading glasses were key
  • Requested and got a promotion
  • Entered a college teaching program