District 146 is once again offering free adult English language classes to community members. This year, the District will partner with Governors State University to provide the classes.
“The District’s vision statement is ‘Learning for All,’ and these classes are a perfect example of that vision in action,” said Dr. Jeff Stawick, Superintendent. “Past participants have reported that the English classes have helped them get better jobs and that they feel more confident talking to teachers about their children’s experiences at District 146.”
Two courses will be offered: Low Beginner and High Beginner. Each class is held twice a week, 9-11 a.m. with an additional Conversation Practice on Fridays. Registration and pretesting will be held at the District Administration Center on October 1 and 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. Child care will be offered during classes.
The District’s new partnership with Governors State University makes it easier for the District to offer the community a high-quality program that effectively educates those enrolled.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Governor’s State University to provide these classes to our families,” said Joanne Clyde, Bilingual Director. “Governors State will be sending a professor who will use the university’s materials and assessments to teach the class. In addition to the classes, participants will have access to online apps to continue their English practice at home.”
For more information, those interested can contact Joanne Clyde, Bilingual Director, at (708) 614-4500. The English language classes are paid for using funds from the District’s Federal ESL grants.
District 146 serves portions of Orland Park, Oak Forest, and Tinley Park.