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Adult Literacy

 

Literacy programs at LASOS are work and life skills based. Students are provided the opportunities to increase their abilities so that they may have the skills needed to obtain better economic stability for their families.  

  • MATH LITERACY- this is a class that focuses on basic math skills for life.

  • READING LITERACY- this is a class that focuses on reading skills in a student’s native language and in English. This program helps with the development of basic reading skills.

  • TECHNOLOGY LITERACY- this is a class that focuses on basic computers and internet skills. The program familiarizes students with basic use and safety. Advanced English classes focused on civics for students preparing for the citizenship process.

  • FINANCIAL LITERACY- The financial seminars range from basic check writing to college saving. The sessions are developed to be hands on and interactive. These are offered as 6 week seminars.

    Also with a partnership with local organizations LASOS offers a college financial literacy night to familiarize parents with the FAFSA, college loans, grants and scholarships.

  • CITIZENSHIP- New American - This course supports students throughout the citizenship and naturalization process. LASOS offers application assistance and classes focused on the interview and the content examination. Students practice the skills necessary in order to pass all of the requirements in order to obtain naturalization.

    Programs are available to help the members pay for the citizenship application fee for USCIS with a partnership through CASA de Maryland and the Maryland State Governors New American Iniative.

English as a Second Language Courses:
This course support a members acquisition of language through practical realistic life skill and work skill based instruction. Students are asked to register for the classes and take a CASAS placement test.

Classes are from September to December and January to June. The LASOS English programs are based on life and work skills.

Beginning Language Skills
This course helps students become somewhat effective in conversation, using basic language, and listening skills. Students with limited exposure to native-spoken English will develop confidence in their listening and speaking skills through extensive practice. Skills will be taught in a relaxed atmosphere that will activate learning.
 
Intermediate Language Skills
This course helps students become more effective in conversation, using functional language, and improving listening skills. Exercises and drills will target grammar trouble spots in speaking and writing and common pronunciation errors. Students will also learn phrasal verbs and develop more sophisticated vocabulary.

Advanced Language Skills
Students develop and perfect language skills for teamwork, discussions, debates, civic discussions, and other verbal interactions needed to be successful in interviews, leading discussions and giving class presentations. Guided exercises aid students in improving listening and reading skills.
 
LASOS offers Child Development activities for the children of parents in the ESOL class. The sessions focus on literacy and social skills.

Now offered: (registration required)

  • Monday 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:30-12:00, 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:30-12:00 pm