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WANTED: Volunteer Tutors and Experienced ESL Teachers!

CALL is constantly searching for volunteers to tutor students in English as a Second Language and reading and writing. If you would like to tutor 3 to 4 hours a week at your local library, please call us at 702.507.3530. We provide training for new volunteers every month. If you are an experienced ESL Teacher, please fax your resumé to 702.507.3478 or 702.507.3543. We offer contract work with group classes.

CALL Program - Community Adult Learning in Libraries

Basic reading skills and English language learning classes for adults are offered through the CALL program, Community Adult Learning in Libraries.

CALL Program  - Computer Assisted Literacy in Libraries

You must be registered to attend class. Registration dates are listed below.
REGISTRATION IS FREE!
For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 702.507.3530 or 702.507.3446.

Cambridge Recreation Center • P.M. BASIC (ESL)
Dates: 8/03/2017 - 9/21/2017
Time:
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3446
Information:
This course is offered at 3930 Cambridge Street from Monday to Thursday for BEGINNING-LEVEL STUDENTS. Registration begins on July 5, 2017. Please visit the Clark County Library at 11:00 a.m. or at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will take a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Clark County Library • Reading Improvement Clinic - Basic and Intermediate
Dates: 7/22/2017 - 9/23/2017
Time:
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702 507-3446
Information:
This class is offered on Saturdays for NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH ONLY from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. for Basic-Level and Intermediate Students. Registration and testing will be scheduled by appointment only. Basic level attends from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the Intermediate level from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Level is determined on the first day of class via standardized testing. Space is limited! Call 702-507-3446 now for an appointment to register.
Clark County Library • P.M. INTERMEDIATE (ESL)
Dates: 8/02/2017 - 9/20/2017
Time:
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3446
Information:
These classes are offered Monday to Thursday at the Clark County Library at 1401 E. Flamingo (near the corner of Maryland Parkway). Registration begins on July 5, 2017. Please visit the Clark County Library at 11:00 a.m. or at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Clark County Library • P.M. BASIC (ESL)
Dates: 8/01/2017 - 9/19/2017
Time:
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3446
Information:
Estas clases se ofrecen de lunes a jueves en la Biblioteca del Condado de Clark en la 1401 E. These classes are offered Monday to Thursday at the Clark County Library at 1401 E. Flamingo (near the corner of Maryland Parkway). Registration begins on July 5, 2017. Please visit the Clark County Library between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Clark County Library • A.M. Advanced (ESL)
Dates: 8/03/2017 - 9/14/2017
Time:
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3446
Information:
These classes are offered Monday to Thursday at the Clark County Library at 1401 E. Flamingo (near the corner of Maryland Parkway). Registration begins on July 5, 2017. Please visit the Clark County Library at 11:00 a.m. or at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday , Wednesday, or Thursday to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will take a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Clark County Library • Writing Course for HSE and Proficiency Exams
Dates: 7/14/2017 - 9/15/2018
Time:
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3446
Information:
This course is recommended for native English speakers who aspire to obtain a High School Equivalency certificate or to prepare for the High School Proficiency exams. It is also open to students who have tested out of the CALL ESL program. Classes are offered Fridays at 1401 E. Flamingo Rd., just east of Maryland Parkway. Please call 702-507-3446 for information or simply check in at the CALL Office on the 1st Floor of the Clark County Library. Registration is open. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Seating is limited.
East Las Vegas Community Senior Center • A.M. BASIC (ESL)
Dates: 8/01/2017 - 9/21/2017
Time:
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3530
Information:
These classes are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 250 N. Eastern Avenue. Classes are for BEGINNER students only. Registration begins on July 5, 2017. Please visit the Las Vegas Library, located at 833 Las Vegas Blvd., North (between Bonanza and Washington) at 11:00 a.m. or at 4:00 p.m. to register and take a placement test. (Testing and registration sessions will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.) Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
East Las Vegas Community Senior Center • P.M. BASIC (ESL)
Dates: 8/08/2017 - 10/10/2017
Time:
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3530
Information:
This course is taught at 250 N. Eastern Ave. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and is for BASIC Students ONLY. Registration begins on July 5, 2017. Please visit the Las Vegas Library, located at 833 Las Vegas Blvd., North (between Bonanza and Washington) on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. or at 4:00 p.m. to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Las Vegas Library • P.M. INTERMEDIATE (ESL)
Dates: 8/02/2017 - 9/20/2017
Time:
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3530
Information:
These classes are offered at 833 Las Vegas Blvd, North (between Washington and Bonanza) Monday to Thursday. Registration begins on July 10, 2017. Please visit the Las Vegas Library at 11:00 a.m. or at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Las Vegas Library • A.M. INTERMEDIATE (ESL)
Dates: 7/31/2017 - 9/11/2017
Time:
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3530
Information:
These classes are offered Monday through Thursday at the Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd., North (between Bonanza and Washington). Registration begins on July 5, 2017. Please visit the Las Vegas Library at 11:00 a.m. or at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday , Wednesday, or Thursday to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Las Vegas Library • Writing Course for HSE and Proficiency Exams
Dates: 7/21/2017 - 9/15/2017
Time:
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3530
Information:
This course is recommended for native English speakers who aspire to obtain a High School Equivalency certificate or to prepare for the High School Proficiency exams. It is also open to students who have tested out of the CALL ESL program. Classes are offered Fridays at 833 Las Vegas Blvd., N. between Washington and Bonanza. Please call 702-507-3530 for information or simply check in at the CALL Office at the Las Vegas Library. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Seating is limited.
Las Vegas Library • A.M. ADVANCED (ESL)
Dates: 8/02/2017 - 9/13/2017
Time:
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3530
Information:
These classes are offered Monday through Thursday at the Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd., North (between Bonanza and Washington). Registration begins on July 5, 2017. Please visit the Las Vegas Library at 11:00 a.m. or at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Las Vegas Library • P.M. Advanced (ESL)
Dates: 8/03/2017 - 9/21/2017
Time:
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3530
Information:
This course is offered at 833 Las Vegas Boulevard, N. from Monday to Thursday. Registration begins on July 10, 2017. Please visit the Las Vegas Library at 11:00 a.m. or at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Rainbow Library • A.M. BEGINNER (ESL)
Dates: 8/02/2017 - 9/13/2017
Time:
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3446
Information:
These classes are offered at 3150 N. Buffalo Drive (just south of Cheyenne Ave.) Monday to Thursday for BEGINNER STUDENTS ONLY. Registration begins on July 5, 2017. Please visit the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road) Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 11:00 p.m. or at 4:00 p.m. to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Robert E. Price Recreation Center • A.M. BEGINNER (ESL)
Dates: 8/15/2017 - 9/26/2017
Time:
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3530
Information:
This course is offered at 2050 Bonnie Lane, just north of E. Lake Mead Blvd., from Monday to Thursday and is for BEGINNER STUDENTS ONLY. Registration begins on July 5, 2017. Please visit the Las Vegas Library, located at 833 Las Vegas Blvd., North (between Bonanza and Washington) on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. or at 4:00 p.m. to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Sunrise Library • PM BASIC (ESL)
Dates: 7/31/2017 - 9/18/2017
Time:
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3530
Information:
These classes are offered at 5400 Harris Ave, 89110 from Monday to Thursday for beginner students only. Registration begins on July 5, 2017. Please visit the Las Vegas Library, located at 833 Las Vegas Blvd., North (between Bonanza and Washington) Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 11:00 a.m. or at 4:00 p.m. to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Whitney Library • A.M. BASIC (ESL)
Dates: 8/14/2017 - 9/21/2017
Time:
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3530
Information:
This course is for BEGINNER LEVEL STUDENTS ONLY. Classes are offered from Monday to Thursday at the Whitney Library at 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Registration begins on July 5. 2017. Please visit the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road) Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. or at 4:00 p.m. to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Whitney Library • P.M. BASIC (ESL)
Dates: 8/14/2017 - 10/04/2017
Time:
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3530
Information:
Classes are taught Monday to Thursday at 5175 E. Tropicana for BEGINNER STUDENTS ONLY. Please visit the Las Vegas Library (833 Las Vegas Blvd., N.) at 11:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to register and take a placement test. Registration begins on July 5. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!
Windmill Library • A.M. INTERMEDIATE (ESL)
Dates: 8/02/2017 - 9/14/2017
Time:
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3446
Information:
This course is for INTERMEDIATE LEVEL STUDENTS ONLY. These classes are offered Monday through Thursday at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Ln. (just west of Rainbow Blvd). Registration begins on July 5, 2017. Please visit the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road) Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. or at 4:00 p.m. to register and take a placement test. Please bring a picture ID and, if you use reading glasses, do not forget to bring them. You will be taking a reading test. The registration process takes approximately 90 minutes. Also, please bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you have one of these. Space is limited!

CAREER ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL

That high school diploma can still be yours! The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certification online through Career Online High School (COHS), a FREE program that provides support every step of the way to help you achieve this important goal.

COHS is available to a limited number of adults per semester on a first-come, first-served basis. To qualify, you must: be a minimum of 19 years old; have successfully completed the 8th grade; and have a valid LVCCLD library card in good standing (or are willing to apply for one). Apply here for a free library card that is your passport to success!

Only applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment and a two-week prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview, will be considered. The type of career certifications being offered are in the high-growth, high-demand fields that include:

  • Certified Protection Officer (Security Officer)
  • Certified Transportation Services (Trucker/Commercial Driver)
  • Childcare and Education
  • Food Service and Customer Service Skills
  • General Career Preparation
  • Homeland Security
  • Office Management
  • Retail Customer Service Skills

Once accepted into the program, you will be paired with an online academic coach who will provide you with your career path and offer ongoing guidance and resources needed to master the courses. Students are given up to 18 months to complete the program. In addition, the dedicated staff in the Library District's Community Adult Learning in Libraries (CALL) department will be available to help you meet your educational and career goals.

Visit the Library District's Career Online High School page for more details and to complete the online self-assessment. After you have successfully finished the self-assessment, you will be able to continue to the prerequisite course. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be contacted by the library to schedule an interview and discuss your application.

For more information call 702.507.3530.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Reading, Writing, Math (Adult Literacy)
These classes are designed for adults, primarily native English speakers, who want to improve their reading, writing and math skills. These developmental programs take learners from performance level 0 to level 4.0. Class materials reflect real-life situations designed to hold the interest of adults and increase their skills so that they can pursue a HSE, adult High School Diploma, college degree and/or reenter the workforce.

English Language Learners (ESL)
These classes are designed for non-native English speakers who wish to improve their skills in reading and writing English. Beginning classes are geared toward learners who have no prior knowledge of English and who have few or no literacy skills in their native languages. As learners advance through the program, they master progressively higher levels of language and workplace skills.

Citizenship
Citizenship classes are designed for non-native speakers of English who are interested in applying for naturalization and want to prepare for the civics and English test and interview required by the United States Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS). These classes are suitable for learners of English as a second language at the high-beginning through high-intermediate levels.

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. Call 702.507.3530 or visit the CALL offices at Las Vegas Library or Clark County Library.
  2. Attend Orientation: sign-up and testing that takes approximately 2.5 hours.
  3. Placement with a volunteer tutor is limited to those students with the most urgent needs, i.e. those with little or no survival skills in English or those who have already applied for U.S. citizenship and lack the necessary skills to pass the USCIS Interview and Test.
  4. Students will be enrolled in the next available class.

OTHER LIBRARY RESOURCES

Life Long Learning
Find out how to do the day-to-day things that most people take for granted, earn a high school diploma or learn English.

LearningExpress Library
Practice tests and courses for all areas. Includes Real Estate, SATs, Civil Service, GED, and much more! Be prepared, and get that high score!
Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY AND WORD GAME WEB SITES

Activities for ESL Students
Grammar and vocabulary quizzes, crossword puzzles and bilingual quizzes in many languages.

Dave's ESL Cafe
Wide variety of quizzes and practice on slang, idioms, phrasal verbs, reading comprehension, history, geography, and grammar as well as ESL and EFL Chat rooms and valuable links to educational resources.

EFLNET
Intermediate to advanced practice in grammar, phrasal verbs,vocabulary and TOEFL Test preparation.

English Page.com
This free site provides the high-intermediate to advanced ESL student with authentic reading and listening resources as well as tutorials and short tests on a wide variety of grammar points. Also featured is a multilingual dictionary and vocabulary building exercises.

Idioma Ingles para Hispanohablantes
Extensive vocabulary and grammar practice for Spanish speakers.

Interesting Things for ESL Students
A diverse web site including spelling, vocabulary and sentence games and puzzles, listening exercises and pronunciation practice (minimal pairs).

Internet Picture Dictionary
Wide selection of vocabulary with pictures and additional activities for beginners.

Karin's ESL Partyland
Our student pages have over 75 interactive quizzes, 15 discussion forums, interactive lessons on a variety of topics, a chat room, and lots of great links.

Learning English as a Second Language
Lessons and quizzes on Idioms and Slang, vocabulary and grammar topics at the Beginner and Intermediate levels. Free Registration required for some features.

PRONUNCIATION WEB SITES

Eva Easton Authentic American Pronunciation
This web site offers a wide variety of recorded material that demonstrates the pronunciation of American English, including the names the letters of the alphabet, vowel and consonant sounds, word linking, contractions and stress patterns used in American English. Real Player and Flash are required.

LISTENING WEB SITES

English Listening Lounge
Listening passages with questions, answers and transcripts. Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Monthly fee required.

Learning Resources
Current news stories with sound to include vocabulary, quizzes, sequencing activities and more for intermediate and advanced learners.

The Learning Edge
Online Newspaper articles with sound as well as games and quizzes. Intermediate and advanced levels.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Easy, Medium and Difficult listening exercises with quizzes.

READING WEB SITES

Adult Learning Activities - California Distance Learning
Project

This site provides adult learners with short reading passages about recent news stories related to science, money, housing, family, law and government, jobs, school and traveling. All the readings are supported by audio and many are also complemented by video clips.

ESL Desk - Learn English as a Second Language
This site has a variety of quizzes, readings, grammar and vocabulary lists for ESL students. Each of the readings and lists is linked to a related online dictionary, thesaurus or lesson. This web site also offers a special reading board onto which any English text can be pasted and automatically links each word of the text to a dictionary in English or any one of 15 different languages.

Reading Skills for Today's Adults
This site provides reading practice for adult learners at grade levels 1 to 8. Each reading is recorded for learners to read along and is followed by printable exercises to test comprehension.

COMPUTER-RELATED WEB SITES

BBC Computer Tutor
This site offers basic keyboard and mouse training using a user-friendly animated "instructor" who guides the learner through each step in British English. No registration required.

GCF LearnFree.org
This site offers the adult learner a variety of interactive activities related to common everyday tasks such as following recipe instructions, using an ATM machine, reading classified ads and applying for a job. It also provides free tutorials on common software programs; some with video instruction and free online courses with live computer instructors. (Free account registration required)

TypingWeb TypingWeb is a free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels.

IMMIGRATION WEB SITES

U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
This is the official government web site for all things related to immigration to the U.S. and becoming a U.S. Citizen. This site, a service of the Department of Homeland Security, provides immigration forms, fee information, educational resources, application instructions for visas and work permits, online tracking of application status and the latest news about treaties and accords affecting immigration to the U.S.

COMMUNITY WEB SITES

Medline Plus
This site, a service of the National Institute of Health and the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides a wealth of knowledge about medical topics in simple English through interactive animated tutorials. The site covers a broad scope of health-related data including symptoms, causes and treatments of diseases and conditions, test and diagnostic procedures, surgery and treatment and prevention and wellness.

Visiting the Doctor
Choose from a large selection of activities related to a visit with the doctor. Beginning and Intermediate levels.

ONLINE COURSE WEB SITES

USA Learns
This site offers an online course in English as a Second Language at beginner, low intermediate and intermediate levels. It contains interesting reading passages and video content geared toward adult learners, followed by comprehension and vocabulary-building activities. A simple registration process is recommended, but not required, to get started with this easy- to-use course.


REFERENCE WEB SITES

AmharicDictionary.com
Description: This is a free online Amharic to English dictionary with a simple search feature.

Dictionary.com
This online dictionary provides an audio tool with the American or British English pronunciation for each entry and instant translation into 20 different languages. The site also provides a translator, a thesaurus and an encyclopedia.

Google Translate
This free website translates entries into over 70 languages.