Adult Education

At LALDEF we strive to provide high-quality services to empower individuals and families. We work tirelessly to transform our community by raising the human capital of our immigrant neighbors. Our adult education courses include:

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Spanish Literacy
  • Citizenship Preparation
  • Computer Classes

Our ESOL program has a five level model. This includes introduction, levels 1-3, and conversation hour. We recently added the conversation hour; it is available to students that have completed level three and want additional assistance with accent reduction, correct pronunciation, and ease of use with the English language. Each level is split into two parts, so completion of a level is very thorough and requires two sessions, totaling twenty four weeks. The ESOL classes are offered three times a year: Spring, Summer, and Fall. During each program offering the classes meet once a week for twelve weeks, for three hours consecutively. We offer the classes on Monday nights and Friday mornings. Each student receives a total of thirty six hours of instruction each session, totaling seventy two hours for course completion. Each session is $95.

The Spanish literacy classes are taught one-on-one. These individualized classes offer goal setting and achievement that this personalized to meet the needs of the student. Individual sessions are typically weekly, for a an extended period of time. Each session is one hour long. Classes are offered year round and are are no cost.

Aside from offering direct legal assistance with the preparation of an application for naturalization, we also offer one-on-one tutoring to prepare individuals for the citizenship exam. These courses are also taught year long. We offer this course in five sessions, each for a duration of one hour. The course is $25.

Technology is an important part of today's world. We offer computer classes year round to assist individuals with the skills they seek to learn. It can be learning how to set up an email or address or importing and exporting data from Excel, we let the individual guide their learning based on practical use in their daily lives. We offer this course in five sessions, each for a duration of one hour. The course is $25.

For more information or to register please contact our office at (609) 688-0881.