Our adult education program serves adults 16 years or older who are not enrolled in a K-12 education system and have limited English proficiency and a desire to achieve competence in the English language. We offer English classes, computer classes, and citizenship classes. Contact: Colin Marshall, CMarshall@thelatincenter.org or DPizarro@thelatincenter.org
ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes
Our ESL (English as a Second Language) program takes into account the varying needs of our students, allowing students to chose when to start, how many hours a week to study, and what classes to attend. Our teachers are in class throughout the day, and no matter which class you choose to attend, we will always have a new lesson available at your level. Classes are held in the mornings from 9:00am to 11:30am, in the afternoons 1:00pm to 3:00pm, and in the evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm to help accommodate diverse work schedules. We are open all day for free extra help, multimedia lab use, and self-study. Flexibility is one of the keys to our students' success. Classes are every day and you can choose what days and times you are able to attend. Our personalized placement combined with our flexible schedule and small classes ensures that you will be able to take full advantage of your time spent at LACC!
English Language (EL) Civics
As part of our ESL classes, students are also exposed to EL Civics classes for one day each week. During this class, they read, talk, and write about United States culture, history, and government. Students also prepare for the United States Citizenship examination through a class of formal instruction. Students learn about civics in English from teachers and volunteers.
Beginning Computer Skills Classes
This class offers the beginner an opportunity to learn about the parts of the computer, the difference between hardware and software, what an operating system is and how to store files. Students will practice using the keyboard and the mouse and accessing computer software programs. Students also learn how to use search engines to perform simple searches and find websites, navigate through web pages and evaluate web sites, and learn basic online etiquette and Internet Safety. Free Beginner/Basic Computer classes are offered throughout the year through 8 week sessions. Classes are in the evenings on Fridays from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Students must register for classes in advance. Space is limited to 12 students per 8 week session as there are a limited number of computers available.