For more information about English classes, please call the LAMP Literacy office at (626) 307-1251.
ESL Classes (English as a Second Language)
In ESL Classes, students learn to speak English or speak English better. Students learn by listening, speaking, reading and writing. There are seven levels of classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced speakers. Each class focuses on everyday language people use in conversation at home, in the neighborhood, at work or school and in other locations and situations out in the community.
Instruction is provided to adult learners at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. 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)
One-to-One Tutoring is for students who already speak English well and want to improve their reading, writing and spelling skills. Literacy tutors help beginning, low and intermediate readers improve by practicing phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Each tutor and learner meet at least 1 ½ hour a week and set their own repeating schedule.
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.