Adult Basic Education (ABE) sessions prepare adult students to increase their basic skills in the following subjects so students can transition into the GED preparation class, obtain their GED, transition into the workforce, and/or pursue post-secondary education opportunities. Basic Fundamentals for adult learners include basic reading, critical thinking, mathematics, science, social studies, and writing techniques to assist in reaching their personal goals.
Pre-Reading, Reading, Pre-Writing, Expository Writing, Creative Writing, Workforce Development
Literacy Chicago’s adult literacy program provides a safe and comfortable place for adults to learn to read. Each of our ten weekly classes has its own distinctive style, taught by our dynamic and engaged teachers. All students are welcome in our classes. In small group settings students learn how to read, comprehend and analyze books, newspapers and other documents. They also improve their writing skills, focusing on punctuation, grammar and spelling.
Beginning English Secondary Education (ESL) introduces students to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. They expand oral comprehensibility and write complete sentences, a standard paragraph, and short content-based essays. They utilize level-appropriate conventions of grammar and punctuation with a minimum of errors.
This class provides students with the opportunity to practice their language speaking skills to become more fluent and immerse themselves into society and into the vast cultural Chicago neighborhoods. The main idea of the Conversation Course is to focus on the students’ ability to express themselves in everyday situations. Students work on pronunciation, vocabulary and idioms to further develop their conversational skills. Class activities include group discussions, pronunciation, games, field trips, and role playing.
GED Preparation offers instruction in the following subjects to assist a student to prepare and successfully obtain their GED Certificate: GED Mathematics (Introduce and work with the concepts of fractions, percents, decimals, ratios, measurements, geometry, data analysis, problem solving, algebra, computer usage and techniques). GED Reading (Increase comprehension skills in reading for literature, science terminology, and social science.) GED Science and Social Studies (Increase knowledge in both Science and Social Studies in order to successfully pass the GED and prepare students to succeed in transitioning into a post secondary social studies and science curriculum.) GED Writing (Essay writing and format, organization of thoughts and ideas, vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, past and present tense, punctuation, and spelling.) Computer Techniques (Increase PC skills and techniques for students to feel comfortable and confident when taking the online GED Exam.)
Expository Writing, GED Prep, Workforce Development