CALL Program - Computer Assisted Literacy in Libraries

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Basic reading skills and English language learning classes for adults are offered through the CALL program, Computer Assisted Literacy 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.

Clark County Library • Saturday Reading Clinic
Dates: 1/04/2014 - 6/28/2014

Time:
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702 507-3446
Information:

This class is offered on Saturdays for NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH ONLY. Enrollment is always open. Beginning-level students meet in the morning and Intermediate Basic students meet in the afternoon. Registration and testing will be scheduled by appointment as spaces become available. Space is limited! PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY after December 15, 2013 Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m..

Clark County Library • U.S. Citizenship: Rights and Responsibilities
Dates: 4/15/2014 - 6/05/2014

Time:
1:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Telephone: 702 507-3446
Information:

This class is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 7 weeks. Registration by appointment is preferred. (Walk-in registration is not guaranteed. Space is limited!) Please call 702-507-3446 for an appointment to register. Note: A solid base in reading and conversation in English is required for this course. Your level of English will be determined during the registration process.

Clark County Library • A.M. BASIC (ESL)
Dates: 5/06/2014 - 6/17/2014

Time:
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3446
Information:

Registration for morning courses is by appointment only. These classes are offered at the the Clark County Library at 1401 E. Flamingo. Please call 507-3446 for an appointment to register. Space is limited!

Clark County Library • A.M. INTERMEDIATE (ESL)
Dates: 5/12/2014 - 6/25/2014

Time:
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3446
Information:

Registration for morning courses is by appointment only. Please call 702-507-3446 for an appointment to register. Space is limited!

East Las Vegas Community Senior Center • A.M. BASIC (ESL)
Dates: 4/01/2014 - 5/22/2014

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. Please call 507-3530 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to register for the next class. Space is limited!

East Las Vegas Community Senior Center • P.M. BASICO (ESL)
Dates: 4/01/2014 - 5/22/2014

Time:
5:30 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. For more information or to register, please call 702-507-3530. Seating is limited.

Las Vegas Library • Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship (ESL)
Dates: 5/14/2014 - 6/26/2014

Time:
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3530
Information:

Classes are Monday to Thursday at 833 Las Vegas Blvd., N. (Between Washington and Bonanza). Please call 702-507-3530 for information or for an appointment to register. Space is limited.Note: This course requires an intermediate level in English reading and speaking. Students' levels will be determined by placement tests on the day of registration.

Las Vegas Library • A.M. INTERMEDIATE (ESL)
Dates: 5/15/2014 - 6/26/2014

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). Please call 507-3530 for an appointment to register. Space is limited!

West Charleston Library • ESL BASIC
Dates: 4/22/2014 - 6/03/2014

Time:
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3446
Information:

These classes are offered Monday to Thursday at the West Charleston Library at 6301 West Charleston Blvd. Registration is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. For an appointment to register or for more information, please call 507-3530 Space is limited!

Whitney Library • A.M. BASIC (ESL)
Dates: 5/01/2014 - 6/12/2014

Time:
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Telephone: 702-507-3446
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. Please call 507-3530 for an appointment to register.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Reading, Writing, and Mathematics (Adult Basic Education)
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 reading, writing, and math level 0 to level 12.0. Class materials are designed to help increase reading, writing, and math skills so that students can eventually earn an adult high school diploma, GED, college degree, or reenter the workforce.

English as a Second Language (ESL)
These classes are designed for non-native English speakers who wish to improve their skills in reading and speaking English. Beginning classes are geared toward learners who have little or no prior knowledge of English. As learners advance through the program, they will master progressively higher levels of language and workplace and life skills.

Citizenship Preparation
Citizenship preparation 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.

Aprenda Inglés

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.