English Programs


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For more information about English classes, please call the LAMP Literacy office at (626) 307-1251.

ESL Classes (English as a Second Language)

ESL Class

Every level of English as a Second Language instruction is provided to adult learners at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. LAMP offers classes from Basic Literacy to Advanced English as well as Conversation classes. Classes are taught by trained volunteer instructors. Adult learners are pre-tested and assessed for placement into one of these classes. Students are reassessed after 40 hours of instruction and given post-tests to measure learning growth or progress. Instructors use workbooks related to Life Skills and all curriculum meets the California Standards and Competencies.

Adult Basic English (One-to-One Tutoring)


The LAMP Literacy Program provides one-to-one tutoring and small group instruction in basic literacy to adult learners. Tutoring is conducted by trained volunteer tutors who help English-speaking adults improve their reading and writing skills so they can reach their potential as workers, parents, community members and life-long learners. Library literacy staff members provide outreach and support services such as recruitment, initial and ongoing training, and coordination of volunteer tutors and learners.