You may already know about all the opportunities your library offers for kids. But did you know that we also offer Adult Education classes? Our volunteer-led classes include Small Group English Language Learning, Talk Time and Citizenship preparation. Read on to learn more!
The Chandler area has a vibrant international community, and over the last fiscal year we had over 600 people from 71 countries attend our Adult Education classes. We have two options for English language learners: Small Group English tutoring for people needing basic English lessons, and Talk Time conversation groups for people who already know basic English and need to practice fluency.
Small Group English tutoring meets twice per week for 2 hours per session, and classes are kept at a 5/1 student/teacher ratio. Groups are currently in session. Fill out the Small Group English Tutoring Interest Form and return it to the Information Desk at your library location, or save and email it to Kristain Johnston. Applicants will be called to schedule an appointment for oral language assessment as space becomes available.
Talk Time welcomes English learners to practice their skills in an informal conversational environment. No registration is required - you can drop in to any of the scheduled Talk Time sessions. See the English for Adults page on our website to view the schedule and to learn more.
Our Citizenship Classes meet in ten-week sessions and help prepare students to take the US citizenship exam. Topics include American History and Government, the Citizenship application process and preparation for the Citizenship interview and oral examination. Our next Citizenship class series starts on September 3 at the Downtown Chandler Library, and meets for 10 Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
We offer even more resources that you can access from home. Learn English - or other languages - with our language learning databases Mango Languages and Rocket Languages. Learn about U.S. History with U.S. History in Context, featuring articles from many trusted publications as well as primary historical documents. You can access all these online resources for free using your library card and PIN numbers.