Adult Learners


Job Resource Center - Downtown Library


The Job Resource Center is for job seekers who need assistance in preparing for and finding jobs. Customers are assisted with developing and creating resumes, cover letters, e-mail accounts, downloading documents to submit on-line, registering with the Maricopa Workforce Connection site, and referrals to the Gilbert Job Center when more services are needed.

Hours:
Mon: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tue: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wed: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thu: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fri: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

If you have used our Job Center, please fill out this form.



English Tutoring for Adults - Small Groups

Do you need help learning Basic English?

The Chandler Public Library offers small group tutoring for beginning English language learners. Groups will meet 2 times per week to learn the alphabet, numbers, vocabulary and common English phrases.

Groups are currently in session.  Fill out the Small Group English Tutoring Interest Form and return it the Adult Reference Desk or save and email it to Kristain Johnston.

***Learners will be called to schedule an appointment for oral language assessment as space becomes available. Space and levels are limited.***


Learn About Computers

Find computer classes from these providers

Chandler Public Library computer class schedule (No classes in July or August)
Free classes offered at the library. Each class is one-time, 90 minutes to 2 hours. See the class schedule for information about how to register.

Online classes from GCF Global Learning
Register for a class online and get direction and feedback from online instructors. Registration with GCF is free.

City of Chandler Recreation Department
Computer classes for adults and seniors are listed in the Break Time brochure. See the Break Time for more information about class fees and registration procedures.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College
CGCC offers standard classroom, non-credit, and self-paced classes.

Tutorials

Click on these links to view free tutorials and learn at your own pace.

Basics, Internet, and Microsoft Office programs

GCF Global Learning
This site from the Goodwill Community Foundation offers tutorials on a wide range of computer topics. Free registration is required to access the complete tutorials. 
 

Using the Mouse & Typing

Mousing Tutorial from Palm Beach County Library 
This fun tutorial comes in two parts and provides extensive mouse practice

Mouse and Keyboard Tutorial from Mesa Public Library
Learn how to use the mouse to navigate websites.

ARTypist  Free, online typing course. 


Talk Time 

English conversation group for adults who are learning English

FREE of charge!

  • No registration required!

  • Improve your English speaking and listening skills

  • Increase your vocabulary

  • Enjoy an informal environment

  • Learn more about American culture

  • Meet people from around the world

Talk Time Schedule

Day Time Location
Monday 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Library  map 
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunset Library map
Tuesday 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Downtown Library map 
Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Basha Library map
Cancelled until October
Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sunset Library map
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Downtown Library map
Friday 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Downtown Library


Citizenship Workshop

Review Session: 


Saturday, May 3
9:15-10:45 AM
Citrus Room - 1st Floor

The next regular series will begin in September.  Check back for dates.


For adults who want to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship interview and written examination

FREE of charge

NO registration necessary.

  • Volunteers facilitate a series of weekly discussions designed for adults who want to prepare for the US Citizenship interview and oral examination.

  • Participants must be 18 years or older.

  • Participants must be able to read, write, speak and understand basic English.

  • Children/guests not permitted

  • Workshop will cover U.S. history and government, review of citizenship exam and how to complete forms. 


 English Classes in the East Valley

English / Clases de inglés Phone / Teléfono Address / Dirección Cost/Cobro
Tempe Adult Education Info 480-345-3785 Register 480-839-0292 Ext 3097 Multiple locations / diferentes sitios FREE / GRATIS
Rio Salado College Adult Education  Info 480-517-8110 Register 480-377-4150 Multiple locations / diferentes sitios FREE / GRATIS
Gilbert Public Schools
Gilbert Adult Learning Program
(480)373-5590 Gilbert Public Schools Community Education Building
6839 East Guadalupe Road
Fee Based
Mesa Public Schools Adult Education 480-472-7259 Multiple locations / diferentes sitios Fee Based
Queen Creek Unified School District Adult Education 480-987-5988 / 987-5992 Queen Creek Middle School 20435 S. Ellsworth FREE / GRATIS
Literacy Volunteers of America (Phoenix) 602-274-3430 Office:  1500 E Thomas Rd, Suite 102 Phoenix FREE / GRATIS
Sí Se Puede at St. Mary's Catholic Church & Knox Elementary 480-310-2018  Alberto St. Mary's Church  230 W. Galveston St, Chandler; Knox Elementary 700 West Orchid Lane, Chandler FREE / GRATIS
Chandler Christian Community Center (El Centro De Comunidad Cristiana en Chandler) 480-963-1423 345 S. California St, Chandler FREE / GRATIS
Chandler Gilbert Community College 480-732-7317 2626 East Pecos Road, Chandler, AZ  85225 Fee Based / Cobran
ASU-Extended Education American English & Culture Program 480-965-2376 Tempe Campus Fee Based / Cobran
 
Citizenship /Ciudadanía Phone / Teléfono Address / Dirección Cost/Cobro
Mesa Public Schools Adult Education 480-472-7529/472-0519 Multiple locations /diferentes sitios Fee Based
Sí Se Puede at St. Mary's Catholic Church 480-310-2018  Alberto 230 W. Galveston St,  Chandler FREE / GRATIS
 
GED Test Sites      
Frank X Gordon Learning Center (Tues/Wed. p.m. schedule) 602-372-5509 245 N. Centennial Way, Mesa AZ  
Other East Valley GED testing locations      
       
Office Skills Assessment Phone / Teléfono Address / Dirección Cost/Cobro
Maricopa Workforce Connections 480-497-0350 Ext 200 735 N. Gilbert Rd.,Gilbert, 85234 Typing, 10-Key, Data Entry, Windows Office, Financial Testing Free/GRATIS