English Programs

Fall Classes begin August 2023

Registration for new students begins in July. Call the LAMP Literacy Office at (626) 307-1251 and ask to join.

ESL Classes (English as a Second Language) and English Conversation

ESL ClassDayTime
ESL 0 – Beginning LiteracyWednesday and12:00 - 1:30 PMIn person only

Friday10:00 - 11:30 AM
ESL 1 – Beginning-LowWednesday and12:00 - 1:30 PMOnline and in person

Friday10:00 - 11:30 AM
ESL 2 – Beginning-HighTuesday and Friday1:00 - 2:30 PMOnline and in person
ESL 3 – Intermediate-LowThursday1:30 - 3:00 PMOnline and in person
ESL 4 – Intermediate-HighTuesday and Thursday1:00 - 2:30 PMOnline and in person
ESL 5 – AdvancedFriday12:00 - 1:30 PMOnline and in person
Conversation I (ESL 4-5)Saturday1:00 - 2:30 PMOnline and in person
Conversation II (ESL 4-5)Wednesday and Friday3:00 - 5:00 PMIn person only
Conversation III (ESL 2-3)Thursday3:00 - 4:30 PMIn person only

ESL Class

In ESL Classes, students learn to speak English or speak English better. Students learn by listening, speaking, reading and writing. There are five 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 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 (Tutoring and Book Club)

One-on-one TutoringAny dayAny timeOnline and in person
Learner Book ClubSaturday2:30 - 4:30 pmOnline and in person


One-to-One Tutoring and the Literacy Book Club are for students who already speak English well and want to improve their reading and writing skills. Literacy tutors help beginning, low and intermediate readers improve by practicing phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Each tutor and learner meet at least 1½ hours a week and set their own schedule. Books are provided free of charge.

Volunteer tutors meet with English-speaking adults to help reach their goals as workers, parents, community members and life-long learners. Library literacy staff provide support and ongoing training. 

To become a Volunteer Literacy Tutor for an ESL Class or One-on-one Tutoring, please contact Victor Castellanos, Adult Literacy Coordinator, at vcastellanos@montereypark.ca.gov or (626) 307-1492.